BOULDER, Colo. –

A University of Colorado student wanted to get into a fraternity party so badly over the weekend, police said, he propped a ladder against the side of the fraternity house to try to crawl through an open second-story window.

Boulder police said Matthew Brian Miles, 19, had been denied entry to the party at the Sigma Pi house in the 1100 block of College Avenue earlier Friday night.

Miles, who police said gave officers a fake name then tried to run away, was arrested on suspicion of false reporting, underage alcohol consumption and obstructing a police officer.

According to an arrest report, Miles was caught by Sgt. Cooper Grimes around 12:30 a.m. Saturday leaning a ladder against the north side of the house to a slightly open window on the second floor. He let go of the ladder and ran down a nearby alley upon seeing Grimes, the report said.

When the sergeant caught up, Miles gave him a fake name and said he was only trying to “fix” the ladder, as it had fallen over. He then offered the sergeant a handshake and said, “Hey, I’m gonna get going,” the report stated.

The officer told him he was not yet free to leave and Miles took off running, according to the report, losing his sandals as he approached College Avenue. He fell down near College Avenue and 12th Street, where Grimes caught up to him.

The sergeant said Miles, who had red, watery eyes and smelled of alcohol, resisted arrest by pushing against Grimes as the officer tried to place him in custody. It was only after Grimes threatened to use a Taser gun on him that Miles stopped resisting, the report said.

Miles was booked into Boulder County Jail early Saturday morning and released.

Archived comments

Drunk, stupid and trying to sneak into parties is no way to go through life, son.


4/13/2009 2:41:14 PM

Best and brightest!


4/13/2009 2:57:19 PM


4/13/2009 3:05:52 PM

This idiot will definitely be in a frrraaaaaatttt


4/13/2009 3:13:47 PM

Fraternities and sororities, best friends money can buy!


4/13/2009 3:39:10 PM

Looking for hazing, but only found glazing.


4/13/2009 3:39:16 PM

I told a cop I was Mike Hunt before and for some reason he didn’t believe me.


4/13/2009 3:50:52 PM


4/13/2009 3:58:20 PM

I remember my first beer.


4/13/2009 4:03:14 PM

Thread over in 1.

4/13/2009 4:27:26 PM

Another good reason to re-legalize 3.2 beer in pubs in Boulder.Regulate instead of prohibit.


4/13/2009 4:27:43 PM

4/13/2009 4:33:09 PM

Guess he couldn’t resist the pull of passed out sorority girls.They can’t say ‘no’!


4/13/2009 5:00:31 PM

Why am I suddenly picturing Bluto Blutarsky? Oh, right, that was a sorority house . . . never mind!


4/13/2009 5:12:44 PM

The frat boys were having a naked pillow fight and he climbed up there to watch.

/Not that there’s anything wrong with that


4/13/2009 5:56:13 PM

“Drunk, stupid and trying to sneak into parties is no way to go through life, son.”

maybe not life, but it makes for some fun times in college.


4/13/2009 6:51:38 PM

Frat parties aren’t worth walking in the front door…let alone getting a ladder for.

He then offered the sergeant a handshake and said, “Hey, I’m gonna get going,” the report stated.

…hey it was worth a shot kid.


4/13/2009 8:08:18 PM

These kinds of things don’t happen in Longmont because there is no university in Longmont.Maybe that is why Longmont is full of uneducated Republican rednecks.


4/13/2009 8:17:27 PM

Oh,no! Not red, watery eyes!


4/13/2009 8:18:29 PM

Oh come on…why not just let the guy go?


4/14/2009 3:13:59 PM

What crime was committed? In five years this guy will graduate with honors, and in ten years he’ll laugh about this. It would have been a better laugh without the Boulder cop.


4/15/2009 10:55:58 AM

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