A Florida man who drove his Ferrari 360 Modena into a lake late last year told the police that he did it because Jesus told him to.
CBS12 News reports that 48-year-old James A. Mucciaccio Jr drove his blue 360 Modena into the Palm Beach Inlet on December 26. CCTV footage at the dock captured the moment the supercar flew off the edge before quickly sinking to the bottom of the lake.
Police had previously been called about a dark Ferrari speeding along North Ocean Boulevard and a police officer first spotted Mucciaccio parked on the Inlet Dock. The officer informed the 48-year-old that he wasn’t allowed to park on the dock and after being told to move the vehicle, the driver apologized, put the car into drive and proceeded to drive off the edge.
Mucciaccio was able to escape the Ferrari before it sunk and was brought back ashore by a local fisherman. He then proceeded to make a rather bizarre statement to police.
“Jesus told me to drive through a small gate and into a 6 foot window. Jesus made me the smartest man on Earth and it’s so hard to have this responsibility. Money is going to be irrelevant in two days, remember to smile.”
The fireman who pulled Mucciaccio ashore said that the man claimed to have done so because the “dock was Egyptian and he did not believe in Jesus.”
No matter one’s religious beliefs, those statements do seem quite strange. Especially the one about the smartest man on Earth…