Crime

George Boedecker, Crocs co-founder, pleads guilty in "batsh*t crazy" Taylor Swift DUI

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At 5:17 p.m. on August 12, as we've reported, a Boulder Police officer was dispatched to the 3400 block of 22nd Street on a report of a male passed out in the driver's seat of a still-running Porsche.

Before the officer arrived, the man, later identified as Boedecker, 51, managed to rouse himself and walk away from the car. But he didn't get far, since Boulder emergency personnel were also called to the scene. By the time the officer arrived, one EMT had already settled on a diagnosis. "He's drunk as crap," she said.

Later, the police report recaps the EMT's first encounter with Boedecker while in the company of a paramedic. Initially, she said, Boedecker insisted that he'd merely pulled over his car in order to take a nap. But then he announced that his girlfriend had been driving and she was "batshit crazy."

The officer subsequently chatted with a witness -- but as he was doing so, he spotted Boedecker moving away from the ambulance and trying to get into the Porsche, a key in his hand. Given that Boedecker reportedly reeked of alcohol, the cop quickly put a stop to any potential escape plan and asked for his driver's license. He then inquired as to whether the address on the license was current, to which Boedecker is said to have replied, "I have seventeen fucking homes."

That spurred a followup question about whether the address on the license was his primary residence. "That's the only one you fucking need," Boedecker allegedly answered.

Next came Boedecker's tale about what had led him to his current location. The narrative quotes him as saying his girlfriend had driven them there from a benefit at 11:30 p.m. the night before. He added that they'd gotten to an argument, prompting her to exit the Porsche and run off.

The story shifted after that, with Boedecker saying they'd actually driven to the area at 11:30 a.m. But he adamantly denied he'd been driving, even though the aforementioned witness had seen him behind the wheel.

Finally, the main event: The document reports that after being quizzed about his girlfriend and her whereabouts, Boedecker said she was a singer and "really fucking famous" -- and then wanted to know if the officer was familiar with Taylor Swift.

Continue for more about Crocs founder George Boedecker's DUI guilty plea.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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