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Doughnut-eating champ charged with stealing from Dunkin'

Last Updated Jan 21, 2018 at 2:20 pm PST

This undated image provided by the Elizabeth City Police Department shows Bradley Hardison. A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports that Hardison was charged Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, with stealing from a Dunkin' Donuts in November. (Elizabeth City Police Department/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – 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.

The Virginian-Pilot reported that in 2014, Hardison won a doughnut-eating contest put on by Elizabeth City police while he was wanted on suspicion of several break-ins. Investigators said they arrested Hardison after his win prompted further scrutiny, and he was convicted, according to the paper.