It’s a question we’ve all asked at some point in our college careers: “What are we going to do if the cops show up?” Obviously, letting them waltz into a house full of underage drinking and a ton of weed is not an acceptable course of action. Sometimes, you just have to take one for the team. It’s for the betterment of the chapter, after all.
Aaron Tyler of Lakeville, Minn., deserves the fraternity equivalent of the Medal of Honor after taking the fall for his boys on Saturday. Police received a call Saturday evening regarding an intoxicated man kicking out windows in an apartment complex. Officers arrived and began investigating the scene. Soon after, police found the man they were looking for–behind the wheel of one of their own vehicles.
Iowa City police were called at 11:52 p.m. Saturday to the 500 block of N. Dubuque St. for a report that a man had kicked out the window of a nearby apartment, according to an Iowa City police complaint.
According to police, less than 10 minutes later and one block to the north, officers found 20-year-old Aaron G. Tyler, of Lakeville, Minn., who matched the suspect’s description, behind the wheel of a black Ford police vehicle.
Iowa City Sgt. Scott Gaarde said it appears Tyler came across the police car, which was left running with the keys in the ignition, while the assigned officer was responding to the broken window call.
Somewhere along his joyride, Tyler ripped the patrol vehicle’s dashboard camera out of the dashboard and left the cruiser covered in blood. Once he was eventually stopped, Tyler was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. He then proceeded to blow a very admirable .152 BAC.
Police questioned Tyler as to his reasoning for the seemingly ridiculous crime spree. He stunned the officers with an incredibly valid reason.
Tyler said he kicked them out to distract police from his friend’s a party at a nearby fraternity house because underage drinking was taking place and marijuana was present, according to police.
What a bro. You can’t fall on the knife any harder than that.
The cops booked Tyler on a plethora of charges, and I bet he’s sure to think twice about his methods of distraction next time around.
Tyler has been charged with second degree, fourth degree and fifth degree criminal mischief — a class D felony, serious misdemeanor and simple misdemeanor, respectively — for the weekend’s events. He has also been charged with a serious misdemeanor count of drunken driving and an aggravated misdemeanor for operating a vehicle without consent.
You can see the regret sinking in.
According to sources, this kid is NOT a member of the fraternity, and is just a random fool on a crime spree who knew the names of several fraternity members.
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