A man who participated in an anti-crime, police-sponsored doughnut-eating contest in North Carolina on Wednesday was arrested only a day later, officers say, when they realized he had been wanted in two suspected break-ins.

Police officials in Elizabeth City, N.C. arrested 24-year-old Bradley Hardison immediately following his sweet success in the anti-crime doughnut eating contest. Hardison put back eight doughnuts in two minutes, beating out police officers and firemen alike, but the win couldn't stop officers from recognizing his face. The police department had reportedly been looking for Hardison for months in connection to two break-in cases.

The suspect remains in jail, where his victory may now seem bittersweet.

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