Crocs co-founder George Boedecker regrets "batsh*t crazy" Taylor Swift-blaming DUI bust
Update: Yesterday, we told you about the DUI arrest of Crocs co-founder George Boedecker Jr., who allegedly claimed that a "batshit crazy" Taylor Swift had actually been behind the wheel of his car; look below to read the extraordinary tale and the police report from which it springs. After the report appeared, a statement of regret was released on Boedecker's behalf. Here it is:
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On behalf of the Boedecker Foundation and Mr. George Boedecker Jr., we acknowledge and regret the incident of Aug. 12 in Boulder, Colorado, between our founder, George Boedecker Jr. and the Boulder Police Department. We would appreciate respecting both privacy and the ongoing investigation at this time. We will have another statement issued as the process unfolds.Note that this statement was shared by dovetail solutions, a Denver marketing and public relations firm whose approach is said to enable "companies to make a lasting impact in their own communities while substantiating their brand's presence in the marketplace."
The Boedecker case certainly presents a PR and marketing challenge for dovetail, and for Crocs. After all, the last things the company wants crossing the mind of parents when they're considering shoes for their tots, or for themselves, are Boedecker quotes from the police report such as "I have seventeen fucking homes" and "Go fuck yourselves in the ass."
Here's our previous coverage.
Original post, 12:03 p.m. August 14: Plenty of people across the globe love Crocs, the rubbery clogs manufactured in Niwot, despite nasty reviews and stories of kids getting their toes mangled in escalators. But they may look at them differently after the DUI arrest of Crocs co-founder George Boedecker Jr., outlined in a wacky police report on view below that claims he pointed the finger of blame at none other than America's sweetheart, Taylor Swift.
At 5:17 p.m. on August 12, the report maintains, 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 EMT described her 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."
The footwear that made Boedecker's fortune.
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.
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