• Mar 26th 2008 at 4:22PM
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Whatever you do,kids, do not steal a donut truck and try to drive that bad boy through Tama County, Iowa. They will make it positively rain police on you. Frank Alvarado found this out the hard way when he stole a donut van from a Donut Delite driver on his rounds, and ended up on a five-and-a-half-hour run from the law.
Alvarado stole the van from Rock Island Hospital in Illinois, and then took off into Iowa, getting to Tama County before he was spotted. Before he could say "Sprinkles!", the donut thief was being pursued by five Tama County sheriff's deputies, plus four more officers from three other police agencies. And get this: one of those other officers came in his personal vehicle. As we said, you don' t mess with the donuts in Tama County. Their reward for catching this criminal: all the donuts in the van.

Actually, we really want to get Mr. Alvarado's side of the story in this, because who steals a donut (!) truck and then hauls tail hundreds of miles west? Sounds like a Cannonball Run... or something... But we feel like Franky "The Donuts" Alvarado is the key to a story even better than this one. Thanks for the tip, Alberto!

[Source: WCF Courier]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      At least it wasn't a van full of mustache combs - that could have gotten ugly!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess he was in it for the dough.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I live just north of Tama, so this story has been in our paper lately. The sheriff is pretty upset about the jokes over a serious crime. Which was the wrong way to handle this, he should have laughed it off, but he's become angry over the coverage.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dispatch: "Domestic situation on Park"
      Cops: "bah I'll get it later"

      Dispatch: "10 illegals spotted outside of U-Haul lot"
      Cops: "bah INS problem"

      Dispatch: "break in reported at a downtown business"
      Cops: "I'll stop by on my way home"

      Dispatch: "Donut truck stolen heading west"
      Cops: "Holy frick call SWAT, all cars, national guard. Move it move it"

      Truly sad. I doubt I would have 10 cops chasing me if I stole a car. That is why there is so much bad publicity, that much manpower for one stolen car is way off base. I mean the police arund here did nothing when the news interviewed illegals taking refuge in a church because they heard INS was coming. Even when they knew exactly where to go they did nothing and the illegals went back home.
      • 7 Years Ago
      And the adult version soon to come "Glazed".
      • 7 Years Ago
      OMG this is hilarious!!! LOL! I needed a laugh like that--love it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      YEAH BILL....


      or when we refuse to stop serving fried chicken and pork chops....
      • 7 Years Ago
      this is just too funny......no one could have made up a story any more funny than this
      • 7 Years Ago
      Haha. Wow...
      the dingo ate your baby
      donut or not sounds like to me the cops made a hole in one???????????????????????????????????????????????
      harold luckett
      • 7 Years Ago
      Officer:Sir drop the donut and step away from
      the van.

      Alvarado:Officers this is a mistake,the van isn't
      stolen I was just filling in for the regular driver
      Mr Bismark
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