Tuesday, December 11, 2007

High Speed Donut Chase

Many of you know that I have always found it very peculiar that, given the number of truck-related accidents on highways, one never sees the remnants of food deliveries scattered all over the median. I believe I first considered this strange non-occurrence whilst driving behind an erratic ravioli truck in Providence, RI. I naturally wondered whether, if the truck tipped over, ravioli would spill all over the place.

Luckily, I was not to know the answer to this question. However, R. in Madison, WI recently sent me a news item about a man who used a Krispy Kreme delivery truck as a getaway vehicle for his sausage heist.

From The Capital Times:

Cash bail of $2,100 was set today for Warren G. Whitelightning of Crandon, the man who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through Madison's west after stealing a Krispy Kreme Donut truck when he was drunk early Saturday morning.

Whitelightning was officially charged in Dane County Circuit Court today in a criminal complaint alleging several offenses. He is being 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 officers, operating after revocation, his fourth time drunk driving, and a hit and run.

You can see the video here. It doesn't get really exciting until about 2 minutes in, when donuts start flying out the back of the truck. Luckily no one was hurt, but the Assistant District Attorney conceded that the incident was a "danger to the community."

I'm really not that malicious, but how often does a sausage robbery result in a high speed police chase of a Krispy Kreme donut truck?