Guy That Drowned his Bugatti Going to Prison [w/Video]

Rich people aren't necessarily better or smarter than the rest of us. They just tend to create more spectacular crimes, such as the dope from Texas who's going to prison after he drowned his Bugatti.

OK, so it should be a crime to destroy a Bugatti anyway. But what Andy Lee House of Lufkin, Texas, confessed to in federal court was intentionally crashing his Bugatti Veyron into a bay as part of an insurance fraud case. He was brought down by a couple of good old boys who caught the whole thing on a mobile phone. RELATED: See More of the 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4

At the time, more than 4 million people watched the YouTube video, not knowing they were seeing insurance fraud right before their eyes. Like those other folks, I thought, "Ha ha, look at the rich schmuck who drove his Bugatti into the water." It's nice to see bad things happen to wealthy people, admit it. It's even better to see bad things happen to bad wealthy people. According to, House purchased the 2006 Bugatti Veyron for $1 million and had it insured for $2.2 million. Then on Nov. 11, 2009, he decided to drive it into Gulf Bay near La Marque, Texas, and upon exiting the Bugatti, left the motor running, resulting in the engine taking on large amounts of salt water, which destroyed the vehicle. RELATED: See Photos of a 2007 Bugatti Veyron At the time, House claimed he was reaching for his cell phone. He also told others a pelican distracted him. What he didn't take into account was being videotaped driving in almost a straight line into the bay. Oops. No pelican was harmed in the making of this video. RELATED: See Photos of the 2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport By the way, there is some mild NSFW language on the video. Normally that would mean turning the sound down but you have to hear the amateur sleuths proclaim, "What is that? It's a Lamborghini."