A Philadelphia man in the middle of a heated divorce allegedly took his wife’s 1990 Chevrolet Corvette and rolled it into a local river.
The Corvette contained no other occupants when this occurred, but the perpetrator did leave the engine running, allowing for maximum water damage. Isn’t that bad enough?
The UK’s Daily Mail reported on the story, asserting that a diving team was sent into the river at night, sometime after the incident had occurred and been reported, to literally “feel around” for other possible occupants as it was too dark to reliably search the car visually. After it had been confirmed empty of occupants, a crane successfully pulled the Corvette C4 from the water.
Police are looking for the suspect, although theft is not on the list of alleged crimes: the man and his wife had joint ownership of the car. He will likely be charged, however, with reckless endangerment and illegal dumping. The former charge is in response to the inherent danger faced by the diving team in such low-visibility conditions.
We’d like to add one more charge to the list: senseless destruction of a classic motor vehicle.