While many celebs spent the warmer months gallivanting in the Hamptons, yachting in the Mediterrean or hitting up [the VIP sections of] music festivals, some were making questionable decisions like staging a protest in Costco, brawling in bars, driving like maniacs and “servicing” themselves in movie theaters. The summer temps brought out “the naughty” in stars ranging from The Biebs to Randy Travis to Fred Willard. Here are 14 celebrities who got arrested, barely slipped by or at the least induced major facepalms this summer.
Heads up, Hallmark, it’s Crazy Celebrity Arrest week starring Taylor Swift! But don’t worry Team T-Swizzle, it’s not in the way you think. In addition to her full schedule of buying houses and dropping singles, Taylor somehow managed to cause Crocs footwear founder George Boedecker to get a DUI…without even being in the same state! At least that’s what the shoe baron drunkenly claimed. In a tale as ridiculous as Crocs themselves, the 51 year old Boedecker was discovered passed out at the wheel of his Porsche in Boulder, Colorado. According to TheSmokingGun.com, police arrived to find him being treated by EMTs, who diagnosed Boedecker as being “drunk as crap.” It’s unclear exactly why he drank so much, but then again if we invented the ugliest shoe known to human-kind we’d probably drink to forget, too.
When questioned by police, he insisted that he was merely napping and that his “girlfriend” was driving the car. Who was this girlfriend, you ask? “A really f—ing famous [singer],” he told authorities, before coyly asking if they had ever heard of Taylor Swift. When cops asked where this non-present girlfriend was at the moment, Boedecker claimed that she had gone back to Nashville after an argument and that she was “batsh– crazy.” It seems like someone’s definitely batsh– crazy in this story, and it doesn’t seem like it’s Taylor. But the best part of the whole incident? George was reportedly wearing flip-flops, which just proves that no one likes Crocs.
Incredibly, this may not be the most insane celebrity arrest of the day. MMA fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller was found sleeping naked on a couch in an Orange County-area church this morning. The pastor saw signs of a break-in at the Mission Viejo’s Mission Hills Church and phoned the authorizes, who discovered the first floor in complete disarray with walls spray painted and books strewn across the ground. It was mayhem, in every sense of the word.
When last we heard from country star Randy Travis, it was just after the Super Bowl when he was parked in front of a Baptist church in Sanger, Texas, accompanied by an open bottle of wine, and rambling to police that he had no idea how he got there. He said he’d been celebrating the big game and got into a fight with his girlfriend. So, yeah, he was arrested At the time, we remarked how much the whole sad incident reminded us of a country song. The crooner’s latest antics, however, are sounding a lot more like an episode of Reno 911 than anything else.
According to TMZ, Travis was arrested in Texas last night at 11:59 p.m. after crashing his car and verbally threatening a cop. And according to TMZ, he was “buck naked” at the time of his arrest. Um, what?
Police charged him with DWI and “retaliation and obstruction.” They were reportedly forced to take a blood draw because he refused to take a Breathalyzer test. What do you think he was celebrating this time — Aly Raisman‘s gold medal in floor exercize?
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Related: Randy Travis Arrest Story Sounds Like A Country Song
Not to kick a man while he’s down, but, darn it if the story of Randy Travis‘ arrest this morning doesn’t sound like something you’d like to hear accompanied by a twangy guitar. From what we gather, piecing things together from the beginning, the country crooner had “an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl” (per his official statement) and an argument with his girlfriend (per what he told the police) that somehow resulted in him driving his 1998 black Pontiac (damn, that’s kind of an old car for an award-winning pro, no?) to the First Baptist Church of Sanger, Texas, on Monday morning, the local NBC affiliate reports. He said he was trying to drive back to his ranch, 20 miles away, but the officer found him parked in front of the church with an open bottle of wine in the passenger seat.
“Mr. Travis was unaware of his location and kept asking me to take him home,” the officer stated. Travis was booked at 1:30 a.m. at the Denton County jail and released a few hours later.
While Randy Travis didn’t rip off his shirt and break a window like Chris Brown, yesterday sounded like a pretty rough day on the morning show circuit for the country singer. Page Six is reporting that Travis was “out of it” at an early morning taping of Fox & Friends yesterday. “He turned up, looking like he’d been up all night, for a sound check around 5 a.m., then punched a wall in the green room and makeup area,” says their source. The singer did got through the gig (pictured above), but he wasn’t over whatever was bothering him yet. “He was supposed to tape an acoustic performance for Good Day New York, but he was so out of it he couldn’t do it, and they had to stop taping.”
Travis, who divorced his wife of 19 years (and manager for more than 30) in 2010, has spoken regularly about giving up alcohol and drugs for religion in his 20s. So far the singer and network have yet to comment on Page Six‘s allegations. His eighteenth album, Anniversary Celebration, celebrating 25 years of stardom, was released yesterday.
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