Police officers in Florida made the ultimate sacrifice for a cop: they gave away donuts from a recovered Krispy Kreme donut van to feed the homeless.
Being a police officer is an incredibly dangerous profession. You put your life on the line every day for terrible pay and an abysmal pension. But there are at least a few perks, not the least being given an entire truck filled with donuts.
We have the Clearwater Police Department from Clearwater, Florida to thank for this heartwarming story of grand theft confectionary ending in feeding the homeless.
Because it’s Florida and literally anything can happen, someone stole a Krispy Kreme donut van from a Krispy Kreme parking lot Tuesday morning. Why someone felt that stealing a Krispy Kreme was the set of wheels for them is anybody’s guess. Maybe they have a sweet tooth. Maybe they really love donuts. Maybe the keys were still in the ignition and the driver was out back having a smoke. We’ll never know since the Tampa Bay Times didn’t report it.
What we do know is that stolen Krispy Kreme donut van traveled 193 miles from Lake City, Florida all the way to Clearwater in a single afternoon. Clearwater Police located the van when it was reported by pedestrians walking around in Clearwater Park.
The van was still full of the day’s deliveries, which meant it was stuffed to the B-pillars full of donuts. Donuts in bags, donuts in boxes, and every other kind of donut container you can think of. It was a lot of donuts.
Too many donuts for even a whole police department to consume on their own. So after taking a box or two (or three, or four), the Clearwater Police Department donated the remaining bags and boxes of donuts to the homeless. Since a homeless feeding takes place right beside the police station every night, people got a heaping helping of fried dough with their evening’s meal.
Clearwater and Lake City police are still searching for the donut thief, and are asking anyone with any knowledge of the great Krispy Kreme van heist to contact Crimestoppers.