After a two-week search for Ethan Couch and his mother Tonya by Texas authorities, it was a harmless call to Domino’s that led authorities to the teen and his mother as they hid in Mexico on the lam. Yes, the tale of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch continues to get stranger with each passing day, and the details of their Mexican “vacation” from justice continues to paint a picture of a family that doesn’t care for consequences.
Employees of the Mexican resort hotel they stayed at while in hiding have come out and said that not only was a gun found in their hotel room, but Ethan needed his mother to bail him out of a gentleman’s club bill that he couldn’t pay.
The Dallas News got the scoop on this weird, but somewhat expected detail:
Ethan Couch spent most of his time in their room, but he went out one night to a gentleman’s club.
That in itself wasn’t unusual. “A young man going to a men’s club? How normal is that?” Meza said.
Then a waiter and manager from the club came back with him to the hotel because he didn’t have enough money to pay his bar tab. Meza had to wake Tonya Couch to come downstairs and cover the bill before the club employees would leave.
“Then I found out about his past and thought that too was really odd,” she said. “He didn’t have enough money to pay the bar bill, and his mother had to bail him out.”