Doughnut-eating champ charged with stealing from Dunkin’ Donuts
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.
A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. And this time, he’s accused of stealing from a doughnut shop.
The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports 27-year-old Bradley Hardison of Elizabeth City was charged last week with stealing from a Dunkin’ Donuts in November.
An Elizabeth City Police Department statement says he’s charged with felonies including breaking and entering and larceny. It wasn’t clear if he helped himself to any doughnuts.
A phone listing for Hardison rang disconnected.
The Virginian-Pilot reported that in 2014, Hardison won a doughnut-eating contest put on by Elizabeth City police while he was wanted on suspicion of several break-ins. Investigators said they arrested Hardison after his win prompted further scrutiny, and he was convicted, according to the paper.
Buzz off: Ohio college wants vultures to leave campus
An Ohio liberal-arts college is hanging effigies in trees and using pyrotechnics to move destructive vultures off campus.
The Columbus Dispatch reports vultures have caused at least $50,000 damage at Denison University in the last year by picking at roof membranes and at caulking around vents. Vulture droppings left around air-handling units have created stinky health hazards.
Initial efforts to scare off the birds appear to be working. Vulture effigies hung by the U.S. Department of Agriculture send danger signals, says USDA wildlife biologist Jeff Pelc. Only nonlethal methods can be used because vultures are a protected migratory bird species.
Granville officials don’t want the vultures moving into town.
Cop feeds critter for Squirrel Appreciation Day
You may have overlooked Squirrel Appreciation Day, but the police force in Clovis didn’t forget.
The Fresno Bee reports that Sunday the Clovis Police Department posted a video on its Facebook page showing Officer John McGrory give a nut to a squirrel that scampered over to him.
The squirrel calmly took the nut and bounced back to a tree as McGrory laughed.
Squirrel Appreciation Day is celebrated every Jan. 21.