Crocs Founder Needs an Alcohol Class

by: Mike Miller

Is he a drunkard? Is he eccentric? Once again a rich and somewhat famous person makes headlines for bad behavior. What’s your call?

This guy is a total piece of work. His name is George Boedecker Jr and he is one of the founders of the shoe company Crocs, Inc. As reported in

It is surprising that Boedecker Jr. decided to plead guilty, after all, at the crime scene, he insinuated to Boulder police that he was only a passenger and country music superstar Taylor Swift had been driving his Porsche the day he was arrested for DUI.

The 51-year-old Boedecker pleaded guilty to driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.2 or above, meaning his blood alcohol level was more than twice the DUI threshold of 0.08. It was his first DUI conviction.

The footwear tycoon was given two years of probation, which includes 30 days of in-home detention with electronic monitoring and other strict conditions.

Boedecker, cofounder of Crocs and benefactor of the Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts, was arrested after witnesses called r police to say a man was sleeping behind the wheel of a running Porsche.

Boedecker’s vehicle was parked part-way up on the sidewalk. After being woken up by police and paramedic personnel, Boedecker reeked of alcohol, had slurred speech and could not maintain his balance. To his credit, he was parked and asleep. However, he still had to drive to get to that point. If he wanted to sleep it off, he should have gotten into the back seat for his nap.

Boedecker was uncooperative with officers throughout the incident, including the claim as Swift as the driver, saying he was going to become "medieval" and that the arresting officer was now his enemy for life.

Typical eccentric tycoon jerk, when asked his address, he used profanity claiming to have 17 homes and threatening officers that his clout would cost them their badges.

He now seems to be taking responsibility for his actions (probably on the advice of his attorney). I hope he also takes a good DUI class, as well as counseling for anger management and anti-social behavior.