But he's already done it again.
Remember the moronic Tesla Model 3 owner who was spotted driving around the Bay Area in the back seat a few days ago? Well, as we predicted, it didn't take long for him to be identified. The 25-year old man was identified as Param Sharma, who is also known as Lavish P on social media, and was arrested by the California Highway Patrol.
In a statement, the CHPD said Sharma was arrested for two counts of reckless driving in the Model 3 and for disobeying a police officer. He spent one night in a jail cell, but despite getting in trouble with the law, he didn't learn his lesson and is already driving in the back seat again.
Speaking with KTVU, Sharma boasted how he hitched a ride home from jail in a friend's Tesla while they both sat in the backseat. He has since bought another Tesla and says he has enough money to keep buying more Tesla cars if he gets caught again.
Worryingly, the delusional driver doesn't think what he is doing is dangerous and intends to keep riding in the back seat with no one behind the wheel with Autopilot engaged. He doesn't seem to care that this staggeringly stupid act is endangering himself and the public. "I've been brake-checked before really hard, and the car stopped. The car came to a complete stop. Elon Musk really knows what he's doing and I think people are tripping and they're scared."
But as we've seen before, Tesla's Autopilot system is not foolproof. Last month, two men were killed in Texas after a Tesla Model S crashed into a tree and caught on fire. Police discovered that nobody was behind the wheel when the crash happened.
As a reminder, Tesla's Autopilot system is not fully autonomous: it's a Level 2 driving assist that requires the driver to have both hands on the wheel at all times and be alert to intervene if necessary. Let's hope this dummy loses his license soon before he causes an accident and influences more people to abuse Autopilot like this.