Guy Gentile, a New York-born banker, found his Mercedes S400 submerged in water this month after he broke up with his girlfriend of a year-and-a-half.
Russian-born model Kristina Kuchma and Gentile were supposed to be having a casual diner with a friend when she, seemingly out of nowhere, exclaimed: “I have something to tell you. I’m pregnant.”
Once Gentile responded to the news by saying he would support the child, Kuchma then burst out, “I’m not pregnant with a kid — I’m pregnant with an idea.”
The model wanted $50,000 to fund the creation of a marketing business.
Gentile answered the 24-year-old woman’s request by saying, “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 then ended the relationship.
Kuchma responded to the break up by throwing hot green tea in Gentile’s face, but she wasn’t finished expressing her outrage.
The banker, who was busted for an alleged Wall Street pump-and-dump scheme in 2007 and became an FBI informant to escape the charges, found his $55,000 vehicle underwater in his backyard pool the next morning.
“My heart dropped because of [fears she was inside]. I didn’t care about the car at that moment,” he said. “But after I realized 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.
“I dumped her. She dumped my car.”
It took four hours to get the car out of the pool, according to Gentile, who said of Kuchma, “I really loved this girl and would have married her.”