So scary. Actress Jaime King was driving through Beverly Hills on Wednesday when a man jumped onto her car and smashed the windshield. Here’s the latest.
Update: Beverly Hills PD has provided HollywoodLife.com with the following statement: “On April 4, 2018, at approximately 4:43 PM, the Beverly Hills Police Department received several calls of a vehicle vandalism in the 400-block of N. Bedford Drive. Police arrived within minutes and promptly detained the suspect. The investigation revealed the suspect vandalized two vehicles in the area by kicking and jumping on the vehicles. The first vehicle, occupied by a male adult driver, was stopped at the apron of a driveway when the suspect kicked the vehicle causing damage.
The second vehicle, occupied by a female adult driver and a four-year old child, was parked along the curb, when the suspect jumped on the vehicle. The four-year old child was secured in a child car seat positioned in the back seat of the vehicle as the suspect jumped on the rear windshield causing glass to shatter and strike the child. In an effort to protect the child, the female driver exited the vehicle and confronted the suspect at which time he threw a can at her, striking her arm.
The suspect, Paul Francis Floyd, 47, of Los Angeles, was arrested for felony child endangerment, misdemeanor battery and two counts of felony vandalism. Floyd is being held on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to appear at the Airport Courthouse on April 6, 2018. During the investigation it was learned that several paparazzi were in the area photographing the incident and the second victim’s vehicle. The Department is conducting a secondary criminal investigation for California Penal Code Section 11414 – Intentional harassment of a child or ward of another person because of that person’s employment.”
It sounds like something out of a horror movie. Jaime King was cruising through Beverly Hills in her black Mercedes-Benz on April 4 when a man rolled up on a skateboard and literally climbed onto the hood of her car, according to TMZ. From there, he crawled up to the windshield which he proceeded to hit — until it smashed. However, that wasn’t the end of this man’s reign of terror. He then headed to the back of the car where he attempted to destroy the rear windshield as well. Jaime reportedly exited the car but her friend and 4-year-old son were still inside during the attack. Truly horrifying.
Soon after the man began hitting Jaime’s car a 9-1-1 call from someone nearby went out. The attacker was arrested close by. He is 47-year-old Paul Francis Floyd, an LA resident. Images of the actress following the attack convey the real trauma of the experience. She appears visibly rattled and driven to tears.
Apparently the man who caused all the damage hadn’t actually sought out Jaime or her car. Prior to smashing in her windshield, he has allegedly punched and kicked several other vehicles. He’d also thrown cans at pedestrians. Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, known for high-end shopping, extravagant homes and famous residents, has an unfortunate reputation for attracting random and bizarre incidents such as these. In Sept, of 2017, a woman named Maricia Medrano entered the Kardashian family’s retail store DASH where she proceeded to threatened employees with a gun and a machete. When local reporters arrived outside she stated, “Kardashians will be executed.” Thankfully none of the employees were harmed and she was arrested soon after.