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25th May '16 5:23:26 PM Jake
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** But for the most part, Watch members prefer foreign takeout, partly because that's what usually comes with coffee in the setting.

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** But for the most part, Watch members prefer foreign takeout, partly because that's what usually comes with coffee in the setting.setting, but this ''is'' a British trope: BritishCoppers working the night-shift often end up grabbing something to eat from a Chinese takeaway or a kebab shop because they're usually the last place on the high street to close for the night.
24th May '16 5:58:16 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* [[http://technologywonk.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/cops_donuts-742483.jpg This picture]].
18th May '16 12:13:43 PM Josef5678
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* One of the pursuit breakers in ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeedMostWanted'' (the first one) is at a donut shop, and running over the supports will have the giant donut fall on any cop cars chasing you.

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* ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'':
** In the original game, open road tracks disable traffic and cops in multiplayer and tournament modes due to hardware limitations. The manual {{handwave}}s this by stating that the cops are all resting in the donut shop.
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One of the pursuit breakers in ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeedMostWanted'' (the first one) (2005) is at a donut shop, and running over the supports will have the giant donut fall on any cop cars chasing you.
1st May '16 8:18:19 PM jormis29
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* As revealed in the 2016 ''WesternAnimation/SlyCooper'' movie trailer, the Cooper Gang try to steal donuts when Murray begs for some. But when the donut store closes...Sly steals donuts from cops, causing them to get chased. Even Bentley yells "Why can't we just order pizza like normal people?!"

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* As revealed in the 2016 ''WesternAnimation/SlyCooper'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Sly Cooper|2016}}'' movie trailer, the Cooper Gang try to steal donuts when Murray begs for some. But when the donut store closes...Sly steals donuts from cops, causing them to get chased. Even Bentley yells "Why can't we just order pizza like normal people?!"
30th Apr '16 8:37:13 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Welcome Back, Carter", at the beginning of Carter's FifteenMinuteRetirement, he meets Jo in Cafe Diem and jokes "A coffee and donut, you're already eating like a sheriff." She informs him it's a sixteen-grain protein bagel.

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* In the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Welcome Back, Carter", at the beginning of Carter's FifteenMinuteRetirement, TenMinuteRetirement, he meets Jo in Cafe Diem and jokes "A coffee and donut, you're already eating like a sheriff." She informs him it's a sixteen-grain protein bagel.
30th Apr '16 8:35:43 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Welcome Back, Carter", at the beginning of Carter's FifteenMinuteRetirement, he meets Jo in Cafe Diem and jokes "A coffee and donut, you're already eating like a sheriff." She informs him it's a sixteen-grain protein bagel.
23rd Apr '16 3:50:15 PM BlackRoo1967
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The reasons for this are actually not all insulting. Cops will usually [[MustHaveCaffeine consume lots of coffee]], because it's necessary for them to stay awake during the night, and the donut is usually a sweet to dunk in the coffee or to remove its bitter aftertaste. Donuts are also ready-made and stored in boxes - a good food to store in patrol cars for a long time, as they don't melt or get inedible when old (depending on the recipe, some may only be edible for a few hours). They also tend to be both filling and cheap, and as donut shops tend to open early, for a while they were among the few places open for someone working the graveyard shift. Donut shops also tend to give out free donuts to law enforcement, partly as a public service and partly to encourage cops to hang around (and robbers to stay away).[[note]]This is illegal in some jurisdictions, as it is considered a form of bribery.[[/note]]

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The reasons for this are actually not all insulting. Cops will usually [[MustHaveCaffeine consume lots of coffee]], because it's necessary for them to stay awake during the night, and the donut is usually a sweet to dunk in the coffee or to remove its bitter aftertaste.aftertaste, which MakesSenseInContext. Donuts are also ready-made and stored in boxes - a good food to store in patrol cars for a long time, as they don't melt or get inedible when old (depending on the recipe, some may only be edible for a few hours). They also tend to be both filling and cheap, and as donut shops tend to open early, for a while they were among the few places open for someone working the graveyard shift. Donut shops also tend to give out free donuts to law enforcement, partly as a public service and partly to encourage cops to hang around (and robbers to stay away).[[note]]This is illegal in some jurisdictions, as it is considered a form of bribery.[[/note]]



* Even as ''Film/WolfCop'' lycanthropic cop Lou Garou prefers donuts (from Liquor Donut) to devouring human flesh.

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* Even as ''Film/WolfCop'' lycanthropic cop [[PunnyName Lou Garou Garou]] prefers donuts (from Liquor Donut) to devouring human flesh.
8th Apr '16 10:29:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Referenced on ''ThirdWatch'':

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* Referenced on ''ThirdWatch'':''Series/ThirdWatch'':



* On an episode of ''MyNameisEarl'', a beleaguered cop explains that his food gets spat on a lot, and it's hard to hide a loogie on a donut.

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* On an episode of ''MyNameisEarl'', ''Series/MyNameisEarl'', a beleaguered cop explains that his food gets spat on a lot, and it's hard to hide a loogie on a donut.
7th Apr '16 10:59:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* The tutorial from SWAT4 is a traditional assault course which ends in a debriefing room... Only, the new team leader (you) has left a box of doughnuts on the table, to the delight of the others.

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* The tutorial from SWAT4 VideoGame/SWAT4 is a traditional assault course which ends in a debriefing room... Only, the new team leader (you) has left a box of doughnuts on the table, to the delight of the others.



* In ''MadWorld'', donuts are used to distract the enemies in Area 66, who are essentially sci-fi tinged policemen/security guards. Agent XIII even notes that donuts are the vice of every law enforcement officer.

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* In ''MadWorld'', ''VideoGame/MadWorld'', donuts are used to distract the enemies in Area 66, who are essentially sci-fi tinged policemen/security guards. Agent XIII even notes that donuts are the vice of every law enforcement officer.



* One of the side missions in ''{{Driver}}: Parallel Lines'' involves outlasting a police pursuit. How do you initiate this? You guessed it. Ram a donut stand.

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* One of the side missions in ''{{Driver}}: ''VideoGame/{{Driver}}: Parallel Lines'' involves outlasting a police pursuit. How do you initiate this? You guessed it. Ram a donut stand.
2nd Apr '16 3:18:01 PM Anorgil
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* In the first ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight'' game, there are a few police officers (such as the Desk Sergeant) who have quite a taste for beignets (New Orleans' equivalent to donuts).
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