Tragedy struck a small community from Colorado after a 42-year-old man choked to death while trying to eat a doughnut the size of a small cake. The incident occurred hours away after a 20-year-old social worker from Connecticut died after participating in a pancake-eating contest. The doughnut shop’s owner declared that the recent tragedy marks the end of the doughnut-earing competition.
Travis Malouff, a 42-year-old man from Colorado, took a little trip downtown to the Voodoo Doughnuts shop on Sunday. Like many other customers, Malouff was charmed by the perspective of participating in the shop’s annual doughnut-eating contest.
It would appear that the winner of this sort of competition would not have had to pay a dime for the doughnuts he or she ate, and would have also received a certificate which says that they’ve won the annual doughnut-eating competition – prizes to kill for, that’s for sure.
Malouff and the other would soon discover that this year’s doughnut-eating competition will prove to be more challenging. So, instead of sitting down at the table and eating as many doughnuts as they could, the participants were challenged to eat a half-pound doughnut in under a minute.
Twenty seconds later, the man got up from his chair, hands in the air, announcing that he was finished devouring the half-pound house specialty. However, some of the clients gathered around the tables to witness the event saw that the man had trouble maintaining his balance and that his face turned blue.
After a few more seconds, Malouff collapsed, but one of the doughnut shop’s customer managed to break his fall. When the clients saw that the man stopped breathing, they immediately called the ambulance.
However, by the time the emergency response crew arrived, Travis Malouff of Colorado was already dead, chocked by the 3-dollar doughnut the size of a small cake. The man’s autopsy revealed that he died after a piece of doughnut go lodged in his airways, preventing him from breathing.
The owner of the Voodoo Doughnuts shop, the locale ere Malouff died, did not return any calls or e-mails. However, a few days later, a shop’s spokesperson declared that in light of the recent events, the locale’s owner has decided that there will be no more eating contest held at the Voodoo Doughnuts.
A few hours later, a 20-year-old woman from Connecticut lost her life after participating in a pancake-eating contest. What a time to be alive!
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