Who knew justice delivered — or it tasted like mozzarella? Ethan Couch, the ‘affluenza’ teen running from the law after violating his probation, was finally caught after he and his mother ordered Domino’s pizza to be delivered at their Mexican condo. Whoops!
Maybe Ethan Couch, 18, will switch to Papa John’s if he ever gets out of jail. The “affluenza” teen, which got off scot-free after killing four people in 2013, was finally nabbed after he made the mistake of calling in a Domino’s delivery to his Mexican hideout. Next time, maybe he should consider pick-up?
The U.S. Marshals Service traced Ethan and his mother to their Puerto Vallarta condo on Dec. 29, reports People, after the authorities saw that one of their cell phones was used to place the pizza order. Though Ethan and his mom weren’t at the condo when the authorities arrived, they set up a surveillance operation that finally nabbed the pair! No word on whether or not Domino’s is thrilled that Ethan was willing to go to jail for their pizza, though their cheesy bread is to die for.
Ethan and his mom, Tonya, fled to Mexico after he violated terms of his probation. Ethan was just 16 when he drunkenly drove into a crowd near his Burleson, Texas mansion in 2013. Ethan got no jail time for his crime. Instead, the judge issued a 10-year stint of probation, claiming that the rich kid was so spoiled, he never was taught that his actions had consequences.
Clearly, Ethan didn’t learn that lesson. After he was caught on video playing beer pong — a clear probation violation — Ethan and his Mom ran south of the Border. Mexican officials said that Ethan and his mom spent three days in a rented condo before finding an apartment in a less glitzy area, according to the Associated Press. But they were caught before they could move in. The two are expected to return to Houston on Dec. 30.
Ethan could face the maximum of four months of confinement for the probation violation, reports People, though prosecutors will request to transfer Ethan’s case to the adult court. Yikes! His mother is expected to face a charge of hindering apprehension, which is a felony under Texas law.
Ethan may never want to see another slice of pizza again, especially if he has to serve some time in juvi. But for those who want to celebrate the heavenly foodstuff, there’s plenty of essential gifts to get that pizza lover in your life. Hopefully, Ethan enjoyed his Domino’s as it could very well be the last slice of freedom he has for a while.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should Ethan be thrown in jail? Do you think he’ll ever want to eat pizza again?