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Doughnut Surrender Facebook Challenge Leads to Arrest

Doughnut Surrender Facebook Challenge Leads to Arrest

This undated photo provided by the Redford Township Police Department shows Michael Zaydel. (Redford Township Police Department via AP)

By    |   Thursday, 19 October 2017 01:12 PM

Doughnuts and a surrender were on the table for police officers in Michigan if they could complete a challenge set up by a wanted man.

The deal was that 21-year-old Michael Zaydel, who was wanted for drunk-driving and assault, would turn himself in to authorities and even gift them with doughnuts and pick up litter around schools, but only if they could get 1,000 shares on a Facebook post, BBC noted.

Redford Township Police Department immediately set about reaching that goal.

"We are very active with social media in our community," Officer Jennifer Mansfield told BBC, adding that Zaydel had been trolling their pages, making idle threats and being a nuisance.

Although Zaydel was using an alias, Champagne Torino, during the exchanges, police figured out it was him.

"He challenged us to get 1,000 shares by our next post," Mansfield continue.

With the challenge accepted, it was not even an hour before police reached their target.

On Monday, Zaydel walked through the doors of the police station bearing doughnuts and a bagel.

WXYZ was at the scene when he handed himself over.

"Cops like doughnuts, whatever," he told the news channel. "I thought I'd bring them some for the inconvenience. Also, a bagel for the sergeant who is a bagel guy."

Redford Township Police Department posted photos of Zaydel’s arrest to Facebook and, by Thursday, the post had gone viral.

"I have to send my respects to this guy. He kept his word, and it seems that he is human," one user commented.

BBC noted that Zaydel would serve eight weeks in jail and must pay outstanding fines or face spending another four weeks behind bars.

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