Man sues after police mistake doughnut glaze for meth

A state crime lab test cleared him several weeks later

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are shown in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, April 12, 2007. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, file)
Krispy Kreme doughnuts are shown in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, April 12, 2007. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, file)

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.