“Affluenza teen” Ethan Couch’s mom, Tonya Couch, reportedly withdrew $30,000 from the bank a few weeks before the two were discovered in Mexico. She also told Ethan Couch’s father he wouldn’t see them again.
This is recent information obtained from the “affluenza teen’s” mom’s arrest warrant, according to Fox News.
Affidavit: Before fleeing to Mexico, Ethan Couch's mom withdrew $30,000, told his dad he'd never see them again https://t.co/0S9RbxevOZ
— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) January 9, 2016
The “affluenza teen” and his mom left Texas with the money, and drove a pickup truck over the border into Mexico, where they alluded police for over two weeks. Ethan Couch dyed his blonde hair black and his beard brown.
The 18-year-old Couch was on probation, stemming for a 2013 drunk driving crash that killed four people and injured several others. When a defense witness argued Couch was long coddled by his wealthy parents, the catch phrase “affluenza teen” was born.
The “affluenza teen” and his mom fled to Mexico after a video clip surfaced online that depicted Ethan Couch drinking alcohol at a party–a clear violation of his probation.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 5, 2016
The teen’s mom and dad, Fred and Tonya Couch, divorced back in 2006. Authorities don’t believe Fred Couch played any role in the “affluenza teen” and his mom disappearing.
It will be interesting to learn what kind of punishment Ethan Couch and his mother will receive for going on the run.