“If Edinburgh is overweight today,” says Tam Fry, the spokesperson of a U.K.-based anti-obesity group, “then it will certainly be obese by tomorrow.” Fry is referring to the chaos in Edinburgh, where Krispy Kreme opened its first Scottish outlet last week with numerous promotions and freebies that have caused three days of mile-long lines and a general accumulation of cruller fiends. London resident Ben Esterson camped out in the cold outside the store to make sure he was the first customer. He is now entitled to two dozen free doughnuts per month for one year. “I was first in line for the Wales Krispy Kreme store too,” Esterson tells the Daily Mail, “so when I heard they were opening in Scotland I couldn’t not be first here as well.” Fair enough.
Closer to home, a bold Georgia man named James Freddy Major stole a loaded Krispy Kreme delivery truck from a gas station last week, leading police on a fifteen-mile-long chase down the interstate, at times reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour. Major ran out of road when he reached a cul-de-sac in the city of Lawrenceville, where he hit a mailbox and was eventually taken out by a police dog. Major, who has been arrested eleven times in Gwinnett Country since 1999, has now been charged with a lot of stuff. Here’s the brazen doughnut heist in action:
Man accused of stealing Krispy Kreme delivery truck [WSBTV]
Jam doughnuts: Hundreds of motorists bring traffic chaos to M8 as they queue for opening of new Krispy Kreme [DailyMail]
Krispy Kremes cause chaos in Edinburgh streets [Guardian]