A 22-year-old man from India was upset that his parents bought him a BMW M3 for his birthday instead of a Jaguar, so he pushed the brand new car into a river. The man, identified only as Akash, told police he was mad because his parents knew he wanted the more expensive car but got him the BMW anyway.
In India, a BMW costs roughly $50,000 while a Jaguar can cost around $70,000.
Akash shared a video on social media of his brand new car floating away. The BMW eventually got stuck on a patch of grass in the middle of the river, causing Akash to jump into the water to go after it.
He enlisted the help of some local divers who worked to pull the car back to dry land. The men attached a rope to the vehicle and used a boat to try to tug it to the shore. When that didn’t work, they handed the line off to people standing on a bridge, who attempted to pull it free.
Just as they started making progress moving the BMW, it sank deeper into the water. It is unclear if they managed to get the BMW out of the water.
Authorities say they are investigating the incident but have not said whether Akash will face any charges.