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Juan Medrano: Busted for Something He Didn't Do...He Didn't Run Fast Enough

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Ah, beer runs, classic activity for frat initiations and dumb-ass rednecks for centuries. The basic rules: 1. Grab a bunch of beer from a store. 2. Run. Pretty simple stuff unless you are Juan Medrano, 24, of San Benito. Medrano and a buddy allegedly went on a beer run Sunday, January 20, at a Stripes convenience store. The report doesn't say whether they managed to get any beer in the process, but they did run.

Medrano, who was driving the car, led police on a chase, running stop signs and trying to elude the cops. It's funny how it looks so easy on TV and in the movies, yet in real life it's so damn hard. Eventually, Medrano crashed into a small tree after nearly missing a residence.

But that's where the fun just got started because Medrano decided, unlike his passenger, who wisely stayed put, to bail out and make a run for it. Second rule of beer run: Run. I'll give him this, the guy sticks to the rules of the game.

Unfortunately for him, a passing sheriff's deputy saw someone matching his description and alerted the officers giving chase. They found him and commanded him to put his hands behind his back. Medrano, holding fast to an obscure but rarely used third rule of beer run -- tense up and don't let them cuff you -- stood firm while police forced him to the ground to finally get him handcuffed.

Medrano apparently didn't read the rulebook closely enough because he clearly missed rule number four: Don't be stupid.

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