CBSNewsA North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a donut-eating contest has been arrested again. And this time he’s accused of stealing from a donut shop. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports 27-year-old Bradley Hardison of Elizabeth City was charged Thursday with stealing from a Dunkin’ Donuts in November. An Elizabeth City Police Department statement says he’s charged with felonies including breaking and entering and larceny. It wasn’t clear if he helped himself to any donuts. A phone listing for Hardison rang disconnected. The Virginian-Pilot reported that in 2014, Hardison won a donut-eating contest put on by Elizabeth City police while he was wanted on suspicion of several break-ins. Investigators said they arrested Hardison after his win prompted further scrutiny, and he was convicted, according to the paper. The paper writes that the donut contest took place during the Elizabeth City Police Department National Night Out Against Crime event where he ate eight glazed donuts in two minutes. Currently, Hardison is being held under a $7,000 bond for the latest charges.
When a crime is committed, the first thing police do is look at the people closest to the victim of the crime, the suspect is almost always the person who knows the victim best. When a wife gets murdered, always look at the husband, the person closest to her could have had many motives. When someone robs a bank, look at employees and ex-employees, they know the layout the best and it could have been an inside job. When someone steals from Dunkin’ Donuts, apparently you look at the people who love donuts most and know donut shops inside-and-out, donut eating champions. Police knew that the suspect was either local donut eating champion Bradley Hardison or noted donut enthusiast Homer Simpson, and when Simpson’s alibi that he was drinking at Moe’s Tavern at the time of the robbery panned out police knew Hardison was their man.