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Florida Man Tries To Rob Gainesville Krispy Kreme For Cash And Donuts, Police Say

Siwatu Wright, 45, allegedly had two cravings when he walked into a Gainesville Krispy Kreme. Neither were satisfied 

By Noah Hurowitz

A Florida man looking for some quick cash and a few donuts got handcuffs instead after a group of courageous Krispy Kreme employees thwarted his alleged attempted robbery, police said.

The suspect, identified by Gainesville.com as Siwatu Wright, 45, of Tallahassee, was arrested early Friday morning after he strolled into a Gainesville, Fla., Krispy Kreme and demanded $10 and $20 bills, along with a mess of donuts, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

When a shocked employee initially didn’t respond to Wrights’ alleged request, he reiterated it, once again demanding cash and pastries, police said.

The two women behind the counter didn’t budge, however, instead calling for backup from a male coworker in the back, who told Wright to scram, Gainesville police said in a statement posted to the department’s Facebook page.

Stymied in his quest for ill-gotten cash and well-baked but similarly ill-gotten donuts, Wright fled as the employees called 911, but police — who in their droll Facebook post admitted to being similarly big fans of donuts — managed to track down the would-be robber and slap him in cuffs, officials said.

While he was detained, Wright told officers that he was not, in fact, trying to rob the joint and instead was just looking to try donuts from Krispy Kreme’s “secret menu,” although he did cop to asking for money, police said.

Unconvinced by Wright’s excuse, officers booked him at Alachua County Jail on a felony charge of second-degree unarmed robbery, where he is being held on $10,000 bail, jail records show.

It was not immediately clear if Wright had hired a defense attorney.

[Photo: Alachua County Jail]

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