Man painted gold arrested for 3 hit-and-runs

Man painted gold arrested for 3 hit-and-runs

Man painted gold

According to media reports Friday, a man painted in gold spray paint was arrested Wednesday after allegedly striking three vehicles while under the influence in the Berkeley area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

As reported by KTLA, the 21-year-old hit-and-run driver was first spotted by an off-duty police officer as he hit three vehicles on the eastbound 80 freeway in Berkeley and left the area, the CHP posted on Facebook.

As the officer followed the man, officials received reports that the driver was “gold.”

“While enroute, we received a description of the suspect as being ‘gold.’ Well, the description was certainly correct as the suspect was covered head to toe in gold spray paint,” police later wrote in a Facebook post.

The steering wheel fell off the man’s vehicle at the Central Avenue off-ramp, forcing him to stop.

He was then arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence.

The reason for the gold paint, however, was never divulged.

Cook is scheduled to be arraigned on April 22, according to CBS San Francisco.