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Fugitive Wins Police Doughnut-Eating Contest; Gets Arrested

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- This guy took his own bite out of crime.

Bradley Hardison, wanted in connection with two local break-ins, pushed his luck by showing up at the Elizabeth City (N.C.) Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime, defeating the cops in a doughnut-eating contest -- eight in two minutes -- and getting his picture in the paper.

"When I came in that morning and read that article I was (ticked) because it's like throwing it in our face," Lt. Max Robeson told WTKR-TV. "We've been looking for you for months. I didn't ask him if he won a trophy -- he probably did.

"I did congratulate him ... He can eat a lot of doughnuts."

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