Uh oh! You won’t believe the “suspicious” fire that totally torched a $200,000 Lamborghini!
The owner of a Louisiana company that was originally hired to remove four Confederate monuments from New Orleans found his prized Lamborghini torched last week.
David Mahler received a call around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning that his $200,000 vehicle had been set on fire and destroyed.
Mahler’s H&O Investments, LLC had recently backed out of a contract to remove the monuments after he said his family received death threats. He had originally been hired to remove monuments to Gen. Robert E. Lee, Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and the Battle of Liberty Place obelisk.
In canceling the work, Mahler said his wife had received threatening phone calls and existing clients had threatened to discontinue working with the company. An attorney for H&O Investments, Roy Maughan Jr., told WDSU the investigation into the fire is continuing but its timing is “suspicious.”
The city voted in December to remove the monuments but only after months of debate.
Images of the vehicle – both before and after the fire – were posted on social media.