Apparently, cops don’t love doughnuts just because they taste good; but also because they make effective tools in protecting the public.
For proof of this, look no further than Fort Myers, Florida. That’s where animal control officers saved helpless citizens from a menacing bear with nothing more than a box of Krispy Kremes. After a young 250-pound bear was spotted wandering through the streets of Fort Myers Tuesday morning, officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were called out to tranquilize it, says Officer Adam Brown. However, because tranquilizers usually don’t take effect right away, they felt using the gun wasn’t their best option. “When we use a tranquilizer, the bear sometimes will run away, and we didn’t want to take any chance of it running into traffic or the residential area,” Brown says.
So officers decided to go with their secret weapon: Krispy Kreme doughnuts. After putting a dozen in a trap, it took only moments for the bear to take the bait, Brown says. The bear was then loaded into a vehicle and taken to a state-managed wildlife area, according to Brown. Not that the bear cared; it was too busy chowing down on Krispy Kremes.