Video of police arresting Salim Mehajer at his suburban mansion and then waiting for him to find the right pair of pants has been played in a Sydney court.
Two officers, one wearing a body camera, arrived at his Lidcombe home on June 3 and accused the Sydney identity of emailing a witness in breach of bail conditions set by police.
The vision, played in the Parramatta District Court on Thursday, shows Mehajer deny he contacted Hassan Kanj before asking if he'll be allowed to get changed out of the track pants he's wearing.
For the next 10 minutes, police follow Mehajer from room to room as he searches.
From his enormous walk-in wardrobe, he puts on a fragrance before saying: "I don't even know where my clothes are."
He then takes aim at police over their investigation of a reported break-and-enter at Mehajer's home.
"You guys honestly just pick on me... there is stuff that happened in this house and you guys did nothing about it," Mehajer says.
"Just get changed for me, Salim. I'm not going into that," Sergeant Matt Taylor replies.
"I can't find my pants, that's the issue," Mehajer says.
"Any pair of pants will do. I'm not going to wait until you get a specific suit pair," Sgt Taylor says.
The video later shows Mehajer preening himself in the bathroom, applying hair spray and asking for a large pair of sunglasses.
The former Auburn deputy mayor has pleaded not guilty to staging a 2017 crash in which his Mercedes AMG collided with another vehicle just before he was meant to appear in court over a taxi driver assault.
He's also pleaded not guilty to drug supply, namely oxycodone, and making a false statement under oath about his employment.
The former Auburn deputy mayor is seeking variations to his bail conditions. He's hoping to have mobile phone restrictions eased so he can access social media, in particular Instagram.
The debate over the conditions has dragged over weeks.
It is set to resume on Friday, when his father is expected to enter the witness box.
Australian Associated Press