Jilted girlfriend of prominent US banker dumps his Mercedes into swimming pool

After dumping his girlfriend, Guy Gentile returned home the next morning to find his Mercedes S400 hybrid in the depths of the pool.
After dumping his girlfriend, Guy Gentile returned home the next morning to find his Mercedes S400 hybrid in the depths of the pool.PHOTO: GUY GENTILE

Break-ups are ugly. But not every tale of spurn love ends with a Mercedes sitting at the bottom of a swimming pool.

Russian-born model Kristina Kuchma, who was dumped by prominent banker Guy Gentile, 41, did just that, driving her ex-lover's car into the pool in his backyard, reported the New York Post.

The couple was at dinner near his Bahamas home with a friend, when Miss Kuchma, 24, said she was "pregnant" - not with a child, but with a business idea.

She asked Mr Gentile, who runs a Bahamas-based brokerage, for a funding of US$50,000 (S$67,500) to start a marketing business.

Mr Gentile, who was involved in a Wall Street pump-and-dump scheme in 2007 but became an FBI informant to beat the charges, then decided to end their year and a half-long relationship, according to the Post.

"I said, 'You know what? You got the wrong guy. If you want a guy who's going to hand you money for nothing, you got the wrong guy,' " he reportedly said.


Kristina Kuchma, a Russian-born model, was furious after Guy Gentile suddenly ended their one-and-a-half year relationship. PHOTO: GUY GENTILE

He added that Miss Kuchma threw hot green tea in his face, an act he called "disrespectful". She then took his car keys before storming off.

He had already bought her a Gucci bag, a new iPhone and Beats headphones for her birthday.

"Lier!" Miss Kuchma texted him on Saturday (Oct 14) night. She meant to say "liar" but had spelt it wrongly.

"You told me you will help me to start a business! That were your words! Now you want to be an investor??? Well investor I have a surprise for you on a backyard, start with that investment idea first."

Mr Gentile returned home the next morning to find his US$55,000 Mercedes S400 hybrid in the pool, and initially feared Miss Kuchma was inside the car.

"But after I realised she wasn't in it, then I start to get pissed off that she would pull something like this after everything I've done for her," he said. "I dumped her. She dumped my car."

Police confirmed with the Post that a report was lodged over the incident.

Mr Gentile told police that Miss Kuchma was the only other person with access to the car, which took over four hours to get out of its watery grave.