The mysterious case of the drowned Bugatti Veyron has taken another turn toward the strange.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let's bring you up to speed: Andy House, who owns an exotic car repair shop called Performance Auto Sales, crashed his Veyron into a lagoon in Texas after allegedly being distracted by a low-flying pelican... or something. Naturally, House turned a claim into his insurance company for the totaled supercar to the tune of $2.2 million, which is likely more than the car is actually worth.

Shortly thereafter, video surfaced of the crash, with nary a distraction in sight. The next makes-you-go-hmm moment occured when reports surfaced of a new Veyron, along with a pair of Lamborghini coupes and a Porsche 911 GT3, landing in House's garage. The estimated cost of these supercars, according to Jalopnik, is $2.2 million. All of this made Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company's insurance fraud lawsuit in 2011 – two years after the incident – come as little surprise.

So, the latest: For some completely unknown reason, the lawsuit between House and his insurance company has been delayed. Jalopnik reports that nobody, including the office of the Galveston Court Clerks, has been able to explain why the trial did not start as planned. That said, as soon as we find out more, so shall you.

A video from local news station KLTV can be seen below.
KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News


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      Red Chief
      • 2 Years Ago
      There shouldn't be a trial, he should be forced walk up and down the busiest street from wherever he is holding a HUGE SIGN saying I am a f- - - - - g retard who doesn't care about my cars or how I drive and it should be reported on the national news.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      ITS THE ILLUMINATI YOU MORONS!
      Bernard
      • 2 Years Ago
      I still don't get how crashing your car into a lake helps you get more money.
      GreenN_Gold
      • 2 Years Ago
      Trials are delayed all the time. It\'s a shock when they aren\'t delayed.
      William
      • 2 Years Ago
      The video doesn't seem to bolster House's case, but I'm still wondering how he got the insurance company to insure the car for $2.2 million. (Clearly, if he was able to replace the car, along with two Lamorghinis and a Porsche, they insured it for way too much.) And how he got the insurance company to pay out. And why it took the insurance company two years to file a lawsuit when the video came out fairly soon after the incident. And, now, of course, why the trial is delayed for no apparent reason.
      xtabay1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds like this is another case of the 1% getting to play by different rules...like Curt Shilling owing a ton of money to the bank for a bad business deal (38 Studios) and the bank that lent him the money starting a lawsuit to take his house but the lawsuit 'mysteriously' going away. Not settled. Going away. Rich people and their rich friends always helping each other out....while holding the middle class and the poor to a different standard.
      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't see what's so odd about this -- the car owner used the money from the insurance claim to buy another car (well, multiple cars, each apparently worth less than the one he crashed). If the insurance company didn't think his Veyron was worth $2.2 million, they should have stated that up front (and his premiums probably should have been lower also).
        jbm0866
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Wasp
        Yeah, I'm a little perplexed as well..they should have investigated for fraud BEFORE giving him the money...what he spends it on afterwards is his business.
      whofan
      • 2 Years Ago
      If he`s found guilty he should have to pay back the money and be sent to prison for insurance fraud. We are all victums when we pay our premiums. If I ever had 2.2 millon to spend on a car I think I give some of that money to someone who could use it.
      NeoS281
      • 2 Years Ago
      He's GUILTY!
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      MattMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tyler's not really local to Galveston. It's about a 5 hour drive. Damn TX is big.
      Army Casualty
      • 1 Year Ago
      If this guy did do this on purpose, he certainly is a jerk, but on the other hand, since the Insurance Company was greedy enough to accept the over-insured policy and charge House the premiums, they should pay up. They are only alleging fraud because they want their millions back. I have no sympathy for a supercar-loving fool (sheesh isn't one Veyron enough?), but I also don't for a swindling insurance company. We pay insurance companies to pay out when an item is lost. So when that item is lost, they should pay out. I think if they wanted to investigate at the word go and hold off paying, that makes sense. But to come back now? Someone's just bitter or in trouble at Philadelphia Indemnity. They're title does say indemnity, not accident.
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