Man faces jail after pleading guilty to destroying his rare $1.6 million Bugatti Veyron carBy Mason White 1:00 PM August 28, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A man is facing 20 years behind bars after a YouTube video shows him destroying his expensive car.
39-year-old Andy Lee House, was arrested after he was seen on video driving his beautiful rare $1.6 million Bugatti Veyron car into water.
House originally told his insurance company that a “low-flying pelican” made him lose control of the luxury sedan after which he plowed into the Gulf near La Marque, Texas.
House reported the loss to his insurance company, and tried to collect the $2.2 million policy he had taken out on the Bugatti.
However, House did not know that a driver had used his cell phone to record the fast moving car, and uploaded the video to YouTube.
The man who recorded the video, was heard saying that he wants to own the impressive car one day. The video proved that there were no pelicans in the air that day.
House pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud for deliberately wrecking his rare Bugatti Veyron car, which is an Italian supercar capable of driving 250 miles per hour and powered by a W16 cylinder engine, the equivalent of two narrow-angle V8 engines.
A joint investigation of the accident by the FBI, the Texas Rangers and Lufkin Police Department, revealed that after landing in the water, House got out and left the engine running, causing salt water to be sucked into the car, which destroyed the powerful engine, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.
In the video below, you can see the car being driven into the water.