Andy House purchased the exclusive Bugatti Veyron in 2009 for $1 million, while it was later insured for $2.2 million. One sunny day on the 11th of November 2009, House was driving around in southeast Texas when he apparently ‘accidently’ drove the Bugatti into the Gulf Bay outside of La Marque, Texas.
House claimed that he was distracted by a low flying pelican but as the entire incident was caught on video, it ruled out this claim as there was no pelican in sight. On interrogation, House changed his statement to state that he bent down to pick up his cell phone which caused him to lose control of the vehicle.
This claim too was overruled as it came to be known that House deliberately drove the Veyron into the Lake, left the motor running, thus making the supercar a total write-off. House was so intent on claiming insurance for the damaged vehicle that he even tried bribing someone to torch the car so as to claim insurance money.
Philadelphia Insurance had sued House for fraud though the trial was delayed till October 2012 for no apparent reason. While justice may have been delayed, it was by no means denied as the court has finally sentenced to House for upto 20 years in federal prison.
The original crash video