A man who allegedly smashed the window of a car with an actress’ 4-year-old son inside, causing the child to be struck by shattered glass, was in custody Thursday following his arrest in Beverly Hills.
The boy, the son of Jaime King, was inside his mother’s Mercedes-Benz when the man went on a vehicle-smashing rampage about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of North Bedford Drive, near Santa Monica Boulevard, according to Beverly Hills police.
Officers arrived “within minutes and promptly detained the suspect,” who had been “kicking and jumping on” two vehicles,” police said.
The suspect was identified as 47-year-old Paul Francis Floyd of Los Angeles. He was being held in lieu of $100,453 bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department inmate records.
The boy was struck by shattered glass as he was seated in his car seat inside the vehicle with a friend of King, who was outside the vehicle. When they friend emerged from the vehicle with the boy, the suspect allegedly threw a can at her, which struck her arm, police said.
Floyd was booked on suspicion of child endangerment, vandalism and battery, police said.
Some paparazzi were recording the aftermath and police are investigating if any of them committed “intentional harassment of a child or ward of another person because of that person’s employment,” which is a criminal violation in California, police said.
King is best known for her co-starring role on the 2011-2015 CW comedy-drama “Heart of Dixie.”