No words. 😭 pic.twitter.com/eRzvxztVlG
— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) December 31, 2018
Police in Lexington, Kentucky are offering their own tongue-in-cheek response to the age-old stereotype involving police officers and donuts. They took to social media to mourn a burnt Krispy Kreme doughnut truck. All donuts were lost in the flames, the cops said in a report on WLEX-TV.
It wasn’t a small fire. Video of the scene shows smoke billowing to the sky. A closer look showed the truck legit up in flames.
The incident happened just before 1:30 p.m. Monday, near Man o’ War Boulevard and Pink Pigeon Parkway, Lexington Police Public Information Officer Brenna Angel told Law&Crime in an email. That’s near an important shopping area, she said. She said the driver wasn’t hurt. The call log indicated officers were at the scene for about 90 minutes, she said.
The driver had discovered the smoking rising from the back and managed to escape, police said in the Lex 18 report. I mean, sure, he was okay, and no humans were reported to be injured, which is fine, I guess, but look! All those donuts! Gone! Obviously, it had a deep, life-changing impact on the responding officers. Police in other parts of the country joined Lexington cops in mourning this irrevocable loss.
“Hang in there,” Toledo Police Department wrote. “2019 will get better.”
Then there’s these posts from the University of Kentucky Police Department, and the Oxford Police Department in Mississippi.
We feel your loss. We donut know what else to say. 🍩😰🍩
— UK Police (@UKPolice) January 1, 2019
— Oxford Police Dept (@OxfordPolice) December 31, 2018
Nonetheless, the New York Police Department promised support in these troubling times.
Hang tight, we are sending backup forthwith, and these guys came prepared. We hope you like sprinkles. pic.twitter.com/S2WIY2ZR38
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 1, 2019
Eh, I guess sprinkles sound okay.
In more inspirational news, cops in Florida were rewarded with donuts last October after they tracked down a Krispy Kreme van that had been reported stolen.
In October 2017, A man in Michigan said he’d turn himself into cops on outstanding warrants, bring in donuts as a gift, and collect litter if his Facebook post got 1000 shares. It got 4,000 after 10 days, and he made good on the promise.
Note: Updated with more information from Lexington Police.
[Image via Lexington Police Department.]