In a shocking turn of events, TikTok star QCP was arrested in Los Angeles over felony charges. The social media personality was booked for stealing a vehicle, which he claimed he had borrowed from a friend.
QCP, whose real name is Gianluca Conte, has now been released on bail. The TikToker has a huge following on social media and is known for posting cooking videos and showing off his physique. Continue reading to know more about his arrest.
QCP Arrested for Felony Possession of Stolen Vehicle
Police officers took QCP in custody in September after they found him driving a stolen rental vehicle. The cops pulled him over and ran the plates of the U-Haul he was driving, finding that the vehicle had been reported stolen.
Conte, however, claimed that he was only trying to help a friend move, and he had no idea that the U-Haul was stolen. LAPD sources revealed the TikToker told the police that he had borrowed the van from a friend. However, police stated that the vehicle was rented from U-Haul, but the borrower never returned it and ended up ghosting the company.
The TikTok Star has not been Charged Yet
QCP was released from custody on a $25,000 bond. He has not been charged as of now, as he was not the one who borrowed the vehicle. In his favor, the social media star also does not have any history of theft or driving stolen cars.
Conte’s representatives are also confident the case will not move forward. They have revealed that one of his roommates had borrowed the van from U-Haul, and he was responsible for paying for it. However, he did not pay on time, leading to the fiasco.
The man is now said to have settled the amount to the company. The rep also stated that QCP was actually helping a friend in moving and did not have any idea that the van wasn’t paid for or was reported stolen.
QCP has over 10 Million Followers on TikTok
Gianluca Conte enjoys huge popularity on social media, with 10 million followers on TikTok, over 700k followers on Instagram, and 1.8 million subscribers on YouTube. The Italian-American influencer’s net worth is said to be a whopping $1.4 million.
QCP started his TikTok career in August 2019 with a video titled When bae won’t kiss you, which was a roast of the viral ‘baby girl chill’ meme. After keeping a low profile for some time, he went viral in January 2020 with his signature show, The Angry New Jersey Cooking Show.
The video series features him cooking different varieties of food in an angry tone in a fun way. The series has till now garnered over 247 million likes on TikTok. Before he ventured into his social media career, QCP was a hip-hop artist. He still creates music of his own and uploads his tracks on SoundCloud under the username Burnboi. Some of his singles are also available on Apple Music and Spotify.
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