North Carolina Man Loves His Donuts!

You have to appreciate the commitment to one’s craft!

Charlotte Observer, take it away!

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 Thursday 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.


Stay frosted!

Open thread.

88 replies
  1. 1
    opiejeanne says:

    Mmmm, sprinkles!

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    oatler. says:


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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @opiejeanne: Yep, now I want a donut. But a good one, not what they sell at the Dunkins down here.

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    Just wanted to do an informal poll here: Is anyone here familiar, or at least acquainted, with Nickelodeon proper’s live action programming from the ’90s to ’00s (e.g., All That, The Amanda Show, and the ball that started rolling with Drake and Josh?) Like, not necessarily being an avid watcher of said programming, just that you caught it enough times to know what it is.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Isn’t this sort of like the spouse being the prime suspect in a murder?

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    speaking of donuts: Svitolina was just dounted in massive upset at Aussie Open 6-4, 6-🍩.

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    debbie says:

    A thunderstorm in January in Ohio. Interesting.

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    debbie says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD):

    Babysitting nieces and nephews, I was subjected to too much of it.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Donut eating champion in the Dunkin Donuts with a donut.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    Guy should meet up with former Mass. State Senator Brian Joyce, who was arrested in December for taking bribes including $1mil in cash and 500 pounds of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. That may have been the most Massachusetts crime possible. Anyway, you gotta wash those donuts down with something, right?

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    I’m not into Krispy Kreme donuts but I could see myself breaking and entering a Dunkin Donuts when living under Trump finally breaks my tenuous grasp on sanity.

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    @debbie: I actually watched all of them (well, not all the live-action programming, but the ones in the above vein) up until the first series starring Ariana Grande. I suspect Goku & Major x4 are the only other BJers to be as acquainted.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Masshole Clue?

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Adam L Silverman: well played. I look forward to another thread where the perp is Colonel Dijon Mustard.

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    Adam L Silverman says:


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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): I sort of know Dan Schneider and Joe Catania, if that helps.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): There are people here who have kids.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Yep, special edition.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Steve in the ATL: What Cole decides to write is his business.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    That may have been the most Massachusetts crime possible.

    Was he wearing a TB12 jersey?

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    debbie says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Yeah, I was more or less a captive audience.

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    Yutsano says:

    Meh. Golden Tate did it better.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steve in the ATL: Bruins jersey with backward Red Sox cap would also work.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    Where are all the Bay Area juicers at? I’m coming your way!

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    @Steve in the ATL: The first guy was who I was thinking of specifically. Personally, or just by their work?
    @Omnes Omnibus: Major x4, Goku & I were in the target demographic cohort when the series aired live, is what I was saying.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: with goatee? Yikes.

    Bruins jersey reminds me that I’m going to a Dropkick Murphys concert soon.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    “Homer, stop picking at it!”
    “But I’m so sweet and tasty…”

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    Bruins jersey reminds me that I’m going to a Dropkick Murphys concert soon.

    Have you been to one before? They are great live.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): Dan went to my high school. What was he like? Exactly like the character he played in movies and on “head of the class”: the fat guy whom no one liked.

    Joe dated one of my college friends. Visited them in New Jersey last fall. They have since broken up.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): Did my share of babysitting; know of many of those shows, particularly All That, The Amanda Show, Kenan and Kel, etc.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: yes and yes. I’m too old for the mosh pit, but it’s fun to watch from the safety of the deck. When I asked about all the bruins jerseys I was told it’s because they suck. Almost everyone was wearing boston something, but no Red Sox or patriots.

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    Boudica says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): Yes..watched all those with my kids. Especially Drake and Josh and the Amanda Show. I like eggs….

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steve in the ATL: I am more than 15 years past being the oldest guy in the pit. In loafers. It was Strummer though – so my last go was for a reason.

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    ruemara says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): Moi. They were very painful to watch, but I’ve seen at least 3 minutes of each via commercials.

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    @Ben Cisco: He’s now the longest-running SNL member, but my mental image of Kenan Thompson has always been the same as when he left Nick – that is, in his case his mid-20s. (And for that matter, Kel Mitchell & Nick Cannon).

    Conversely, through the whole run of What I Like About You I thought Amanda Bynes was in her late-teens to early 20s (she was actually 17 when the series ended in 2006).

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    No Drought No More says:

    There’s a guy who had the makings of being a great cop…

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Stay frosted!

    Subtle, but excellent.

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    Mike J says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): Aaaa manda manda manda manda manda manda manda manda manda manda manda shoooooow.

    Who likes orange soda? Kel likes orange soda!

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    @ruemara: @Boudica: I for the most part liked them while they were airing, up to and including iCarly, for obvious reasons.

    Not exactly enjoying the prospects of a rewatch, though…

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    Someone decided to take their 2nd Amendment rights out for a walk:

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    efgoldman says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    Bruins jersey reminds me that I’m going to a Dropkick Murphys concert soon.

    Really? Wouldn’t seem to be your thing (from the wiki)

    The Dropkick Murphys have been known for supporting working class and union causes, and have a strong relationship with the AFL-CIO. All of the shirts sold by the band are 100% union made in the United States to show their support for American laborers.

    As for the Bruins thing, they have been considered for generations the bluest of blue collar sports teams – even though it costs as much to attend a game now as any other overpriced sports tickets, with concessions, parking, etc

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Was wondering if anyone was going to notice. Take two crullers out of petty cash!

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    NotMax says:

    Saw this a couple of days ago. After reading about the large number of similar break-ins he’s associated with it was only a matter of time, as there’s a finite number of stores to target.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Adam L Silverman: We don’t seem to have donut shops here, just outside Seattle. There was one that everyone raved about called Top Pot but their donuts are really heavy things, not very appealing. The grocery store has them and they look pretty good but I haven’t had one in 3 years and dammit, I want one now.
    There are a couple of Winchell’s here but too far away. In SoCal we had them and TaylorMade and a number of independent shops, as well as The Donut Man. This place: OMG! The strawberry donuts are only available during strawberry season, but they also have a Boston Cream Pie donut.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:


    Really? Wouldn’t seem to be your thing


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    efgoldman says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Man arrested, accused of threatening to kill CNN employees

    Ms efgoldman (rarely) had CNN on today. I’m not sure the guy didn’t deserbve it

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    NotMax says:

    @Adam L. Silverman

    You intimating the Cruller Investigation has wrapped up? Or is that a half-baked notion?

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    Mnemosyne says:


    My coworker brought donuts from Golden Palace in La Cañada last week. Not fancy, but perfectly fried.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @opiejeanne: Winchells isn’t bad for a chain. I don’t think you can find them east of Denver.

    We have a very nice little non chain shop a few miles from my house. I try not to go there.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @NotMax: Sort of well played.

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    danielx says:

    Long’s Bakery in Indianapolis has the best glazed yeast doughnuts in the world, in my not very humble opinion. Melt-in-your-mouth-to-die-for. Be advised, they donut have a web site and it is a cash only institution.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Did you click the link for The Donut Man?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    Look who’s running interference for Ms. Manning:

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @opiejeanne: I did. I’ve heard of them before, but have been to San Diego once and LA once – both for work conferences. And didn’t get out and about much as I wasn’t out there long. San Francisco too for the same reason.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Quelle surprise!

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    Yarrow says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Total shocker. Has Sputnik weighed in yet?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    I guess they’re not even trying to hide it now that they have the “left” propagandized to think it’s totally normal for the Russian state propaganda organ to support American candidates for office.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @efgoldman: until a few months ago, our entire labor law team were hard core democrats!

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    debbie says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    CNN should demand Trump apologize for abetting that clown.

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    @Adam L Silverman: Even giving her the benefit of the doubt in this case, “crashing” an alt-right party such as Manning did very much sounds like something a fellow undergrad would do – she’s a 30-year-old contemplating a Senate run.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Hoocoodanode?

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    efgoldman says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    until a few months ago, our entire labor law team were hard core democrats!

    And now they're all looking for work....
    (Yanking your chain is fun)

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Yarrow: I’m not sure they’ve orbited into communication range.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Mnemosyne: In Russia candidate elects you. Or something.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): She wasn’t crashing. These are her peeps.

    Not sure who the guy with the Van Dyke is, the woman next to him or the woman kneeling with the pie sign. But the idiot with the fez like thing is The Twink for Trump Lucian Wintrich, the idiot with the winners sign is Piss Test Boy Posobiec, then you’ve got alt-right guy Chamberlain, and over on the far side of the picture is former BernieSis turned alt-right Trumper Cassandra Fairbanks.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Adam L Silverman: I won’t make any Hedwig references. But the photo makes me want to. Hedwig is a much better character than Manning is turning out to be.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Okay.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    We saw the national tour of Hedwig without really knowing what we were getting ourselves into, and we were really blown away. Our Hedwig was Darren Chriss (may not be spelling that right), who was cast as Andrew Cunanan in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.”

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    Yarrow says:

    @Mnemosyne: Darren Criss was one of the main cast members on “Glee” as well. Some people might remember him from that.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Mnemosyne: I saw the final performance at Jane St Theater. John Cameron Mitchell showed up and sang “You Light Up My Life” in German and then we went to the post-party in Soho. Bought tickets that went to an AIDS charity. Hedwig mocked me me for going to the men’s room.

    For anyone who was there, I was the brunet in the blue blazer in the front row.

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    Lyrebird says:

    @Adam L Silverman: That photo put a thought into my admittedly virus-affected head that has never been there before.

    If THAT is whiteness, and surely that’s some of what they’re trying to show off, how can I cover mine? No I am not gonna do some horrible and offensive face painting maneuver, but those folks made me consider it for the first time ever.

    ETA must sleep now

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    Ceci n est pas mon nym says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): My kid was a big fan of “All That” so I saw a bunch of them.

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    joel hanes says:


    Long’s Bakery in Indianapolis

    Too long a drive.

    Stan’s, in a hole-in-the-wall storefront in the strip mall at Homestead and Keily in Santa Clara CA.

    On Saturday mornings, and only on Saturday mornings, he makes one large batch of cinammon rolls.
    If you don’t get there before they’re gone (sometime around 8:00 AM) you’ve missed them.
    But other raised yeast thingies he makes in abundance, and sells all day, just as he has for thirty years.

    Dunkin’ and Winchell’s and Krispy Kreme — only if you can’t get Stan’s.

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    Adria McDowell says:

    @Steve in the ATL: There are rumors about Schneider. Not good ones, either.

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    Origuy says:

    @joel hanes: @joel hanes: My work group has a staff meeting Friday mornings. We take turns bringing donuts (or bagels, pastries, etc.). One guy always brings Stan’s. It’s too much out of the way for me. I either get them from Yum Yum, which bought out the Winchells around here, or Manley’s on De Anza Blvd. Manley’s are light and fluffy, almost as good as Stan’s.

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    J R in WV says:


    “……ETA must sleep now”

    Wishing I could sleep now!

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Adria McDowell: they’re all true. He’s disgusting.

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    manyakitty says:

    @Adria McDowell: Yeah, that’s where I was going. What a monster.

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    manyakitty says:

    @Steve in the ATL: You mean the molestation/ sex abuse stuff? If it’s all true, why is he still walking around outside?

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    @manyakitty: He’s a veritable cash cow elephant for Nick & Viacom. I’ve seen four names going around of actresses he abused (Bynes, the younger Spears, McCurdy, and Erin Sanders*); Owen Ellickson suggested shit was about to get real this Friday on Twitter, and Robert Downey Jr. – who put him on blast in 2012 as “Himmmm” – suggested the same on Crazy Days and Nights.
    @Steve in the ATL: Such as the rumor about him fathering Spears’ child?
    *The nerdy girl Quinn on Zoey 101

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    manyakitty says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): Ha! You read CDAN, too? Love it! I thought Himmm was revealed to be one of Andy Griffith’s relatives, not RDJ.

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    @manyakitty: I don’t read it; I just got the relevant information from that site. I don’t recall anything about one of Griffith’s relatives; AFAICT the “RDJ is Himmm” hypothesis was backed by all the available evidence, but stopped just short of an official confirmation. FWIW there was a Twitter thread circulating a while back about the fucked-up undercurrents underneath Schneider’s series.

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    @Steve in the ATL: Thinking of doing a write-up about that. Can you DM me on Twitter with any relevant info?

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    manyakitty says:

    @Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD): I’m pretty sure it’s Talley Griffith. And those DS rumors have definitely ramped up lately.

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    joel hanes says:


    almost as good as Stan’s.

    High praise indeed.

    Do you remember the much-missed Wilson’s Jewel Bakery, on Main in the old Santa Clara downtown ?

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