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.