Rushing, said the arrest made him feel like a criminal."I couldn't believe it", he said. The Orlando Police thought that this substance was meth, and arrested Rushing. 64-year-old Daniel Rushing was slapped with drug possession charges and subsequently arrested in December 2015.
Daniel Rushing was pulled over by police in Florida two years ago for a traffic violation but officers then spotted what they thought could be drugs on his vehicle floor.
A Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab analysis then proved Rushing correct and showed that the flakes did not contain any illicit substances. It took the police several weeks to discover that it wasn't illegal methamphetamine that the officer found; it was the remains of a Krispy Cream doughnut, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. He was handcuffed, arrested, taken to the county jail, strip searched, and locked up for about 10 hours before being released on $2,500 bond. Moreover, even after the charges were dropped, the note of him being arrested for possession of meth still appeared in his personal record, which prevented him from getting employment after the incident.
"It's an incredible feeling to get arrested when you haven't done anything wrong", Rushing told WFTV when he filed the lawsuit in October 2016.
All this mess started when police officers pulled over Rushing for failing to come to a complete stop. He told them he got one every other week.
As a result, the test results on the sugar bits came back positive for cocaine. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins, an 8-year department veteran, who was investigating complaints of drug activity.