For some people, a cronut is too good to refuse early in the morning, even when there is a dead body lying nearby.
This is exactly what happened on Friday when people started lining up at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in SoHo for their morning cronut. As they patiently waited in line to get their breakfast pastry, not one customer seemed to be bothered about the fact that there was a dead man on a wooden bench 40 feet from the bakery.
Nonetheless, according to the New York Post, one of the customers in line did make it a point to inform the bakery about the “dead guy” nearby. This is when an employee from the Dominique Ansel Bakery called 911. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
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Cronuts have become a sensation in New York City for quite some time since Chef Dominique Ansel first introduced it on May 2013. A cronut is almost a cross between a croissant and a donut. According to the bakery, it took about two months and more than 10 recipes for Chef Ansel to create the unique pastry.
The cronut takes as much as three days to make, and there is one Cronut flavor introduced by the bakery each month. Recently, Chef Ansel announced that the August cronut flavor will be Black Cherry Milk Chocolate.
Later on, the dead man was identified as 47-year-old Andrew Lang. He did not appear to have died a suspicious death. One source remarked that Lang had already been dead on the bench for about 10 hours.