Officials say drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the South Florida incident that left a very expensive car at the bottom of an inlet. It was recently made public that the South Florida man, identified as James Mucciaccio drove his Ferrari off a West Palm Beach dock because "Jesus told him to."
According to reports, Mucciaccio went back to his car to get his license after being stopped by officers who stated he was not allowed to park on the dock. It was during this time that he was able to get into the Ferrari, reverse it off the dock, put it into drive and accelerate into the water at a "high rate of speed."
After being rescued from the water he told officials that he was influenced by Jesus, who he claims told him to drive through a small gate and into a window. "Jesus made me the smartest man on earth and it's so hard to have this much responsibility," he told officers, adding "Money is going to be irrelevant in two days, remember to smile."
Mucciaccio was not injured, but the car, which sank about 30 ft, didn't come out unscathed. The car's airbags had to be inflated to float the car to the surface so it could be towed away.
Since the release of this information, social media platforms have been flooding with comments. From Tweets to an entire subReddit post, this has been a hot discussion topic all day. Admittedly, it's an action that is so painful for most of us to even think about.
Equally as exciting is the fact that the incident was actually caught on dashcam, and the footage does not disappoint.
WATCH: Dash cam video shows man driving #Ferrari into the intracoastal. Sources say this was a "medical" call, but we are still waiting on the official crash report from @PalmBeachPolice. Looks like there is more to this story... @WPTV pic.twitter.com/ZJrCD635N8— Merris Badcock (@MerrisBadcock) December 28, 2018
Disappointingly we were not able to find any information on the model of the car or the approximate value, and it is not clear if it will be covered by an insurance policy.