Randy and Shane Sheckler
Randy and Shane Sheckler

[UPDATED] Shane Sheckler, Superstar Skateboarder Ryan's Brother, Popped for DUI

Randy and Shane Sheckler
UPDATE, FEB. 10, 11:15 A.M.:

Guess what I just pulled out of my spam folder? It's apparently a letter from

Shane Sheckler

's father,

Randall A. Sheckler


The communique begins, "Hey Matt Douche Bag Coker . . ."

If I had nickel!

The full letter, followed by my thoughts, after the jump . . .

Shane Sheckler

Hey Matt Douche Bag Coker,

The facebook you linked is not my son's.  Seems that an outstanding writer such as yourself (not) would realize that we have thousands and thousands of fakeface book pages.

Thanks for all the love!
Randy Sheckler


Personal Info:
Randall A. Sheckler
San Clemente, CA

An e-mail address and phone number were below the city, so it could be confirmed this was Randall A. Sheckler writing and not one of those people who send phony letters--the same misfits who create "fakeface book pages."

Meanwhile, as the father of three children who managed to make it past age 21 without DUI arrests, I could write something like maybe if one were to pay more attention to his teen than worry about counterfeit links in news blogs, this whole sorry incident may have been avoided. But I won't. That would be easy, and parenting is hard. Instead, I end with this:

Randy and Shane, you are in my thoughts.

Hope that didn't come off douchey.

ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 9, 11:24 A.M.:

San Clemente's

Shane Sheckler

, who appeared on the MTV reality show

Life of Ryan,

starring his skateboarding-superstar brother

Ryan Sheckler

, was arrested for DUI this past weekend.

Shane, 18, was pulled over while behind the wheel of his white GMC truck for allegedly driving erratically on the streets of San Clemente Saturday morning.

Authorities claim Sheckler displayed clear signs of intoxication, so he was arrested on suspicion  of driving under the influence and booked into a nearby jail. He was released several hours later.

TMZ reports Sheckler is due back in court next month.

Ryan Sheckler is in the middle and over his left shoulder is brother Shane.
Ryan Sheckler is in the middle and over his left shoulder is brother Shane.

Ryan Sheckler is in the middle and over his left shoulder is brother Shane.

He'd appeared on

Life of Ryan

since its 2007 debut, as most of the action revolved around the Sheckler household, the divorce of his parents, and Ryan spending time with Shane and another younger brother,

Kane Sheckler


After three seasons, the reality show ceased production in 2009. It was later distributed as a DVD box set.

Neither Shane nor Ryan's MySpace, Twitter or Facebook pages make any reference to Saturday's arrest but, ironically, at the top right-hand corner of Shane's Facebook page [Writer's note--Or is it? Read above.] are the words "Driving in California?" over a photo of a black-and-white patrol car.

It's for a car insurance ad.


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