SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) — Param Sharma, a person arrested for riding in the backseat of a driverless Tesla in San Francisco, has documented himself performing the stunt in movies posted on his Instagram account, which is crammed with different posts celebrating his luxurious “gold collar” life-style and trolling “blue-collar peasants.”
Sharma was arrested over the weekend and recognized as the person noticed using throughout the San Francisco Bay Bridge within the again seat of a Tesla Mannequin 3 working on “Autopilot” mode with nobody within the driver’s seat.
The California Freeway Patrol mentioned Sharma was arrested with out incident and booked into Santa Rita Jail on two counts of reckless driving and disobeying a peace officer. Earlier than his arrest, the CHP had posted images of a man doing the same thing in two other incidents.
Sharma himself posted movies on what seems to be his Instagram account @goldcollarlavish the place he’s seen apparently basking in his notoriety. In a single video, he’s proven within the again seat of a Tesla studying information accounts of the driverless Tesla passenger whereas trolling the CHP.
In one other video, the point-of-view is of an individual once more within the again seat of a Tesla at evening on a freeway whereas a pill, the place a map seems to indicate the automobile heading north on Interstate Freeway 280 in Hillsborough.
One other put up is a display screen seize of a information account of his driverless exploits, with the caption, “I got here outta the pandemic in a self driving automotive U blue blue collar peasants can’t perceive my life.”
The @goldcollarlavish account is a celebration of Sharma’s life-style, the place he flaunts his materials wealth whereas additionally trolling those that will not be at his degree.
“You see this automotive? You peasants can’t afford this automotive.,” says Sharma as he smirks on the digicam in a single put up.
“You guys r all low-cost poor low class peasants that may’t afford lambo vehicles and i11’s I purposely drive it in ur ghetto to make you are feeling small,” reads the caption in one other put up.
Different posts from earlier years present him posing with stacks of money, luxurious objects, and even pouring Pellegrino water down the bathroom.
Sharma is used to the notoriety. Eight years in the past, he was featured in a Vice article documenting his wealthy brat persona and skill to troll celebrities on the web. The article referred to an Instagram account with a quarter-million followers, which is now inactive.