This Doughnut-Eating Contest Was Held to Tackle Crime

 - Aug 12, 2014
References: cityofec & time
The Elizabeth City Police Department in Elizabeth City, North Carolina hosted a doughnut-eating contest in their local community. The contest was part of their annual Night Out Against Crime event.

Activities on show include live demonstrations from the Coast Guard and K-9 police dog units, basketball tournaments, a car and truck show, live music and a wide variety of games and fun activities for the entire family. However, the highlight of the event was certainly the doughnut-eating contest.

The contest allows regular folk to vie for doughnut-eating bragging rights alongside policemen. The contest was won by 24-year-old Bradley Harrison, who showed enormous resolve to down eight doughnuts in only two minutes, beating contestants who included policemen as well as firefighters.

In an ironic turn of events, Harrison's victory led to police recognizing him as a suspect in two break-ins and arresting him. Elizabeth County police would have hoped the doughnut-eating contest and other events at the Night Out Against Crime would've helped tackle crime, but surely even they wouldn't have thought it would work this well.