Guy Drowned His Bugatti, Ends Up In The Clink As Pelican Defence Fails
Remember the guy who crashed his Bugatti Veyron into a lake?
Just in case you don’t, the chap in question – Andy House – was being filmed by a couple of blokes in Texas who were ‘pretty sure that’s a Lambo, dude’ when he drove it straight into the water.
House claimed he’d been distracted by a low-flying pelican (what?) when he plonked the Bugatti into the drink. We don’t know what he claimed he was distracted by when he left the car idling in the water for 15 minutes until the engine was destroyed, though.
The fact that he’d bought it for $1m and had it insured for $2.2m seemed to prey heavily on federal prosecutors’ minds and, after pleading guilty to insurance fraud this week, House was sent to the big house for a year and a day. And ordered to pay the insurance company back its $600,000 settlement.
Anyone see any pelicans? (Minor language warning!)
Image credit: Galveston County Daily News, Chris Paschenko
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