However, it looks like Houston-raised billionaire John Goodman didn't take so well to house arrest after being convicted of DUI manslaughter this March in the death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson. According to WPTV, Goodman is back in Palm Beach County Jail after allegedly tampering with his ankle monitoring device.
"You know you've got celebrities and people with a lot of money, they get arrested, they break the law. And, after a while they just think the rules don't apply to them."
Goodman, the polo club founder who became infamous for adopting his girlfriend, was sentenced to 16 years in prison in April but released with a $7 million bond and allowed to remain under house arrest while his appeals make their way through the court system.
According to the West Palm Beach sheriff's office, the device alerted Goodman's on-site, off-duty police officers to interference on Wednesday night around 11 p.m. The officers found Goodman in an upstairs bathroom with a small mirror, allegedly trying to pry open his ankle monitor and disable it with water.
"I think he thought, you know, in my estimation he thought that was going to disable it. [It] doesn't work like that," Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told WPTV. "He paid the price for it because he's back in the Gun Club Hotel (Palm Beach County Jail). That's where he's going to stay.
"Think about what's going on in America right now. You know you've got celebrities and people with a lot of money, they get arrested, they break the law. And, after a while they just think the rules don't apply to them.
"Well, guess what? That don't happen here. He gets treated just like every other person that's in my custody. He violates the rules, he's back in jail," said Bradshaw at a press conference on Thursday.
The Palm Beach County State's Attorney's Office has requested that Goodman's trial judge revoke his bond for the duration of the appeals process. Judge Jeffrey Colbath is expected to rule on Goodman's potentially pants-less freedom at a hearing on Friday.