Courts & Crime

Fight over donut lands homeless man in Florida jail

MANATEE — It was a fight over a doughnut between a homeless couple landed the man in jail.

According to a Manatee (Florida) County Sheriff’s Office report, Richard Carothers Jr., 24, was at the Sweetbay in the 5800 block of 14th Street West and got into an argument with his girlfriend of six years over the bakery treat.

A witness flagged down a deputy after he saw Carothers swinging at his girlfriend.

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