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Golden Man Won't Win Oscar For For Hit-And-Run Crash

He painted himself into a corner.
The gold standard suspect.
The gold standard suspect.

This fool is gold. 

A man coated in gold spray paint was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of driving under the influence after he crashed into three vehicles in Berkeley, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The shimmering suspect, identified as 21-year-old Damaj Cook, attempted to elude police, only to have a wheel fall off of his car, the San Francisco Gate reports.

Police said their pursuit began when an off-duty officer witnessed the collisions.

"While en route, we received a description of the suspect as being 'gold,'" police said. "Well, the description was certainly correct as the suspect was covered head to toe in gold spray paint!"

The officer approached the suspect and confirmed that, indeed, they had struck gold.

Gold dust (paint) found in the driver's seat of the vehicle.
Gold dust (paint) found in the driver's seat of the vehicle.

The 24-carat crook claimed that he was painted gold for a photo shoot, police told the Gate.

Cook was medically cleared and subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run. He is scheduled to be arraigned on April 22, CBS reports. 

Police covered a chair in some sort of green sheet so that the gold man could sit.
Police covered a chair in some sort of green sheet so that the gold man could sit.
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