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Doughnut-eating contest winner arrested after doughnut shop robbery

8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Sunday, January 21 2018 Jan 21, 2018 January 21, 2018 4:04 PM January 21, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Elizabeth City Police Department

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.- A North Carolina man who made headlines four years ago when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. And this time he's accused of stealing from a doughnut 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 doughnuts.

A phone listing for Hardison rang disconnected.

The Virginian-Pilot reported that in 2014, Hardison won a doughnut-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.

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