Report: 'Affluenza' Teen Avoids Deportation From Mexico As Images of His Actions Before Arrest Emerge
Ethan Couch was granted a three-day extradition delay from Mexico, according to officials who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.
Couch and his mother, Tonya, were slated to return back to American on Wednesday. It was not clear if his mother was granted a stay of against deportation as well.
Surveillance footage of 'Affluenza' teen Ethan Couch who was allegedly on the run was taken in a butcher shop across the street from his hideout in Mexico.
She was trying to pay for meat with American money, but the business owner insisted she pay in pesos.
Couch and his mother were found in the beautiful resort town of Puerto Vallarta on Monday— just two hours after the surveillance video was shot.
INSIDE EDITION spoke to Texas Sheriff Dee Anderson, who has been leading the search for the Couch’s.
He said he wasn’t surprised that they were caught in the resort town, saying: “I knew they wouldn't be in a dirt floored shack, that they would be in a resort area somewhere and that proved to be the case.”
The pair first stayed in a swanky $400-a-night hotel, but for some unknown reason, they moved into a second-floor apartment in a shabby flop house for just $80-a-month.
The butcher store where they bought meat is across the street.
They used "burner phones" to communicate— making their calls untraceable.
But Couch reportedly slipped up when he used his own phone to order pizza from a local Domino's.
Authorities traced his whereabouts to that fancy hotel where he and his mother were originally staying.
By the time cops showed up, the mom and son had already checked out, but a tip from a hotel worker led Mexican police to the flophouse.
“It took surveillance and time, but we got them,” Anderson said.