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I came to the same conclusion,

but didn't want to delve into that aspect for this piece. The focus of this article is to highlight how absurd it is that authorities comandeered the donut industry under martial law.
With regards to the police chief saying the suspect was outside their perimeter, it seems that the police are either not telling the truth or they set up the perimeter to exclude a location that was 2/10 a mile from where the car was dropped. Both bad. Or as SNL Chris Farley would say, "maybe it's something crazy that we don't even know about."