Thursday, December 6, 2007

Shame to waste good doughnuts

Anybody that works with me here in Land Line knows of my love for sweets – especially doughnuts.

So you can imagine my sadness upon hearing the news that a truckload of Krispy Kreme doughnuts was wasted – scattered along the highway following a high-speed chase in Madison, WI.

Warren G. Whitelightning – yes, that’s his last name – of Crandon, allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through Madison after stealing a Krispy Kreme Donut truck from the Open Pantry store parking lot after he was asked to leave the business.

He then headed to the parking lot where he hopped in the doughnut truck – and after doing two laps around the parking lot – he took to the open road, where he led officers on a chase with speeds clocked as high as 80 mph.

Whitelighting then reportedly rammed a University of Wisconsin police car by backing into him when the police car stopped behind the doughnut truck.

That’s when the doughnuts started flying.

The suspect then fled to a parking lot – doughnuts scattering everywhere – where he stopped the truck, got out and gave up by lying down on the parking lot.

Whitelightning has officially been charged with shoplifting eight giant, red-hot pickled sausages from the Open Pantry on University Avenue, stealing the doughnut truck, ramming a University of Wisconsin police car, attempting to elude pursing offices, operating after revocation (his fourth time drunk driving) and a hit and run.

His bail has been set at $2,100.

The entire police chase was captured on video cameras by pursing squad cars. You can see it here.