Cops: Son Asked for Jaguar, Pushed BMW He Got Into River

A police rep in India says it was reportedly the wrong birthday gift
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2019 8:27 AM CDT

And you thought your kids were ungrateful. CBS News spotted a mind-boggling story out of India, where a 22-year-old allegedly pushed his new BMW into a river because what he had really wanted for his birthday was a Jaguar. Or, at least, that's what a local police rep tells the Times of India: "Akash was demanding ... a Jaguar car from his father, but when his father failed to buy one, he threw away his BMW in a fit of anger."

Akash's father counters that version, saying the car went into the Western Yamuna Canal after his son swerved to avoid hitting an antelope. "We have two cars, a BMW and a Swift. My son never demanded a Jaguar." Either way, there's video footage of the vehicle in the canal. The car has since been removed from the water, and no arrests will be made. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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