A wealthy young British man known for showing off exotic sports cars has earned ire after he informed a policeman that his shoes were worth more than his wages, according to auto enthusiast webiste Jalopnik.
Aleem Iqbal, who is from London and has taken to calling himself “Lord Aleem” online, was pulled over while driving his new Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster — a car that sells for over half a million dollars.
In the video, Iqbal can be seen standing outside the police car holding his phone up as though he is filming the cops, who are seated in their car.
“Why you looking at me?” he says. “Trust me bro, my shoes are probably worth more than your f*cking wages.”
Australian news says Aleem is 21 years old and a millionaire. He runs a luxury car-for-hire service with his father, according to Daily Mail. In the past he has had cars set on fire.
He has since apologized — kind of.
I am not perfect. Nor are you. We can only live and learn and better ourselves. You have to remember I’m 21 and still have lots to learn.
— Lord Aleem (@aleem_official) June 28, 2016
His agent released a statement saying, “Aleem would like to stress that wasn’t shown in the video was the police officers involved harassing him and forcing him to pull over for ‘having cars follow him. Yes, Aleem admits he can get carried away from time to time and said ‘I’m tired of being harassed by police just because I’m young and drive nice cars. Although that doesn’t excuse my behaviour towards the police officers in the video, I hope this paints a clearer picture as to why I reacted the way that I did.'”
Watch the video, as posted to YouTube, here: