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Wednesday
Feb132013

Man Steals Krispy Kreme Truck, Leads Police on Chase

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(Gwinnett County, Ga.) -- A Georgia man led police on a chase in Gwinnett County, Ga., after stealing a truck filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Police say James Freddy Major stole the truck from a gas station northeast of Atlanta and drove away. The truck was quickly located, but when police signalled for Major to pull over, he only sped up.

Major eventually crashed the truck into a mailbox and tried to flee on foot, according to reports. The chase ended when Major was apprehended by a K9 unit and placed under arrest.

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Saturday
Feb052011

Runners Take 'Krispy Kreme Challenge' to Benefit Children's Hospital

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- Thousands participated in this year's Krispy Kreme Challenge in North Carolina on Saturday, as runners were required to eat a dozen of the company's glazed doughnuts and run two miles to the finish line.

The Krispy Kreme Challenge is an annual student-operated race; it began in 2004 as a dare between 10 North Carolina State students and now raises money for the North Carolina Children's Hospital at Chapel Hill, N.C.

“There are a few people who can't quite keep the doughnuts in them,” said Sudeep Sunthankar, co-chair of the challenge.

Each runner runs two miles from the N.C. State Belltower to the Krispy Kreme store on Peace St. in Raleigh, consumes 12 doughnuts and runs 2 miles back.

This year about 72,000 donuts were consumed by more than 6,000 participants, and the race raised $40,000 for the hospital, according to ABC station WTVD in Raleigh.

One glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut is an estimated 200 calories -- 2,400 calories total for the challenge.

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