ORLANDO, FL (AP) — A Florida man arrested last year after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth is suing the city of Orlando and a drug-testing kit company.
The Orlando Sentinel reports Daniel Rushing filed a lawsuit last week, claiming negligence by the city and the kit’s manufacturer.
Rushing was arrested on drug charges last December when Orlando police officers spotted 4 tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Rushing told officers it was likely sugar from Krispy Kreme doughnuts he’d eaten, but 2 roadside drug tests were positive for the illegal substance.
A state crime lab test cleared Rushing several weeks later and charges were dropped.
Orlando police have said the arrest was lawful. The paper states the city declined comment.