Shocking moment prankster drops a PIG into millionaire businessman’s swimming pool from a HELICOPTER in Uruguay
- The pig landed in a businessman’s backyard pool in Punta del Este in Uruguay
- Argentinian Federico Alvarez Castillo, 60, founded clothing firm Etiqueta Negra
- His wife Lara Bernasconi has modelled for Tom Ford, Jeep and La Prairie
- Argentinian media believe the pranksters could be friends of the businessman
This is the shocking moment pranksters drop a pig into a millionaire businessman’s swimming pool from a helicopter in Uruguay.
Retail and real estate entrepreneur Federico Alvarez Castillo, 60, hit back at the ‘vandals’ and said he was working to get to the bottom of who was behind the ‘sick joke’ after video footage of the extraordinary incident went viral.
His model wife Lara Bernasconi told local media the animal was a lamb, although the video appeared to leave little doubt it was a pig that landed with a splash in the middle of the couple’s small pool at their holiday home near the millionaires’ playground resort of Punta del Este in Uruguay.
A helicopter can be seen circling the area above Castillo’s holiday home in Uruguay before releasing the pig on Tuesday
The pig can be seen hurtling towards the ground after pranksters threw it from a helicopter, causing it to land in the swimming pool of millionaire businessman Federico Alvarez Castillo in Uruguay on Tuesday
The large pig crashed down in the couple’s luxury swimming pool at their holiday home near the millionaires’ playground resort of Punta del Este in Uruguay on Tuesday
Divorced father-of-four Federico, an Argentinian who founded designer clothing firm Etiqueta Negra before moving into other money-making ventures including property, vented his rage after furious social media users accused him of being behind the stunt as the video started to go viral.
He took to Instagram to insist: ‘In respect of the video that is circulating on social media, I want to repudiate this act of vandalism which my family and I were victim of and clarify that when the incident happened we were inside our house and heard a loud noise in the garden.
‘When we went out to see what it was, we saw the disgusting action which caused us a great deal of upset as a very, very sick joke.
This is the moment just before the pig crashed down into Castillo’s luxury pool in Uruguay on Tuesday
‘For this reason we repudiate these types of actions and we are working towards clarifying what happened as soon as possible.’
The animal is thought to have been dead when it was hurled out of the helicopter, although there was no immediate official confirmation.
It was not clear on Wednesday if police have been called in to investigate.
Bernasconi, who has modelled for Tom Ford and La Prairie, is pictured with entrepreneur husband Castillo by a lake in Uruguay
Bernasconi is pictured showing off her engagement ring over the shoulder of her husband in Uruguay
Castillo is pictured at Goodwood racecourse in England in 2018. Castillo took to Instagram to express his anger at the prank, claiming it ’caused us a great deal of upset as a very very sick joke’
Argentinian media are speculating those behind the sick stunt could be friends of the businessman.
His wife told a news website: ‘Someone threw a lamb from a helicopter. We don’t have anything to do with this situation.’
One furious social media user, who rushed to accuse Federico of animal mistreatment before his attack on those responsible, said: ‘Now the owner of Etiqueta Negra has hurled a pig from a helicopter I will continue to boycott that clothing brand I could never afford anyway.’