Get Your Fresh Intelligence Daily

SUBMIT
BREAKING NEWS

Mother Of 'Affluenza Teen' Ethan Couch Returned To U.S. — In Handcuffs

//ethan couch affluenza teen mom deported us mexico pp

Dec. 31 2015, Published 12:59 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

The "affluenza" teen saga continues! The mother of fugitive Ethan Couch has been returned to the United States — without her son.

Outfitted in a pair of handcuffs, Tonya Couch, 48, was taken into custody early Thursday morning, after arriving at Los Angeles' international airport.

Video footage captured the disgraced mother averting her eyes as authorities led her to an unmarked vehicle upon arrival.

Article continues below advertisement

Meanwhile, son Ethan, 18, who famously avoided jail time for a deadly drunk driving accident by claiming "affluenza" (wealthy entitlement clouding his judgment), remains in Mexico after a judge issued an injunction that temporarily prevented deportation.

Watch the Video on RadarOnline.com:

As Radar previously reported, the duo was caught in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, after Couch's mother made the mistake of using her cell phone to order Domino's Pizza.

It wasn't long before authorities arrived on their doorstep and took the pair into custody.

Though Tonya Couch does not currently face any charges, prosecutors threatened to file "hindering apprehension" charges against her and pushed to have Ethan Couch tried as an adult.

Advertisement

© Copyright 2021 Radar Media Group LLC. Radar and RadarOnline are registered trademarks. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.