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Thursday, August 21, 2014

The father of Ethan Couch, the 16 year old who gained national attention for using the "affluenza" defense in court and then receiving probation after killing four in a drunk driving accident, has been arrested in Texas for allegedly impersonating a police officer. Authorities in North Richland Hills, a Fort Worth suburb, arrested Frederick Anthony Couch on Tuesday, saying he posed as a Lakeside reserve officer at the scene of a disturbance call July 28. "Couch reached into his vehicle and took out his wallet displaying what appeared to be a police badge and identification card, suggesting he was a police officer," North Richland Hills investigator K. Bauman said. Couch is not nor ever has been a reserve officer for Lakeside, and he is not licensed as a peace officer in Texas.

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The sociopath never falls far from the tree. I suppose his defense will be that his parents spoiled him.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2014-08-21 10:04 AM | Reply | Flag:

what is this delusion spreading around the country? seriously. what the hell is going on with people?

#2 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-21 11:04 AM | Reply | Flag:

His defense is going to be that his parents always allowed him to play cops and robbers as a kid.

#3 | Posted by Sully at 2014-08-21 11:27 AM | Reply | Flag:

His defense is going to be that his parents always allowed him to play cops and robbers as a kid.

Posted by Sully at 2014-08-21 11:27 AM | Reply

This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#4 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-08-21 11:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

Mitt Romney is the kid's Dad?

www.dailykos.com

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-21 11:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

has been arrested in Texas for allegedly impersonating a police officer.

It was just a sex thing...

#6 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-21 11:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

They knew he wasn't a cop because he didn't taze, shoot, use excessive force or violate their constitutional rights.

#7 | Posted by visitor_ at 2014-08-21 12:00 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

I know this family. They owned a bunch of land in the North Richland Hills, Keller, Southlake, Grapevine in Colleyville area. The family used to own this old run down convenience store on Davis Blvd. called "Couch's". I always thought the old man (the subject of this article's father) was a nice down to earth dude. The kids ended up selling all of the property and made a fortune (hence affluenza).

#8 | Posted by taxman at 2014-08-21 12:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Fred and Tonya Couch have had many brushes with the law from speeding to assault. Mr Couch has been arrested for theft and evading arrest
Just normal, run of the mill Texans ...LOL

#9 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-08-21 02:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Throw the whole family in prison just to be on the safe side.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-21 03:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

Actually they spotted him because he replied '$240,000' when asked his annual pay as a police officer...

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2014-08-21 03:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

Following a fine tradition set by Ted Bundy and Mitt Romney.

#12 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-08-22 07:00 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Texas...
why not, though?
Governor Goodhairdye has been impersonating a governor the last 14 years.

#13 | Posted by e1g1 at 2014-08-22 01:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

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