Remember the Texas teen who was too rich to go to jail after killing four people? Well, his dad was recently arrested for impersonating a cop.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Fred Couch, the father of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, is facing criminal charges following an arrest Tuesday for falsely identifying himself as a police officer. Police were reportedly responding to a disturbance call at a home in Tarrant County. During their investigation, Couch made the claim. No details, however, on his involvement in the disturbance.
He told officers he could prove it, that he had his “police stuff” in his car. And, sure enough, he reached into the car, took out his wallet and showed the North Richland Hills officers “what appeared to be a police badge and identification card, suggesting he was a police officer,” says the release. At that point, he was allowed to go.
But the North Richland Hills officer kept looking into Couch’s claim, and after doing some digging, the release says, he determined that Fred Couch — who actually owned Cleburne Sheet Metal — wasn’t who he claimed to be, and he’s never been licensed as a Texas peace officer. At that point a warrant was issued for his arrest, the formal charge False Identification as a Police Officer: Misrepresentation of Property.
Couch was placed in a detention facility but was quickly released after posting a$2,500.00 bond. Do you think he’ll get off?