A transient pleaded no contest Friday to smashing the windows of a car containing actress Jaime King’s 4-year-old son in Beverly Hills in April.
Paul Francis Floyd, now 48, was immediately sentenced to at least one year in a residential mental illness and drug rehabilitation for veterans, three years of probation and 189 days already served in jail, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded no contest to one felony count of vandalism and one misdemeanor count each of cruelty to a child by endangering health and battery.
King’s young son was inside the actress’ Mercedes-Benz on April 4 when Floyd jumped on the hood of King’s parked Mercedes-Benz and broke the front and rear windows of the vehicle, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Floyd then threw a bottle at a woman caring for the actress’ son, injuring her arm, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
King — who is best known for her co-starring role on the 2011-2015 CW comedy-drama “Heart of Dixie” — wrote on her Instagram account that the attack was “incredibly violent” and “terrifying” for her and her son. She also lashed out at paparazzi who were on the scene.
“I want to believe that we live in a world where human integrity comes before documenting an attack. I’m saddened that the paparazzi chose to terrorize my son and I by shoving cameras in our face during an attack, whilst he was shaking and crying, instead of trying to help,” she wrote.
Floyd was arrested that afternoon by Beverly Hills police and has remained behind bars since then, according to jail records.
Two other vandalism charges — one involving a Lexus the same day and another involving a motorcycle about two months earlier — were dismissed as a result of his plea, but he is expected to be ordered to pay restitution to all of the victims, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
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