A man caught on cell phone video throwing rocks at various cars and Metro buses, one of which he allegedly tried to steal, before being subdued by a crowd of witnesses was charged Thursday with a series of felonies.
Emmanuel Moncada, 32, allegedly hurled rocks at multiple cars shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday on Venice Boulevard near Fairfax Avenue. Cell phone video showed the shirtless man throwing rocks at multiple vehicles, then doing the same toward a pair of Metro buses.
Video also shows people fleeing from one of the buses, which Moncada allegedly enters and tries to drive away. He is eventually pulled from the bus by a group of bystanders who punch and kick the suspect and detain him until police arrive.
Moncada was charged Thursday with single counts of attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon, along with 11 counts of throwing an object at a vehicle or vehicle occupant with intent to do grate bodily injury.
If convicted as charged Moncada faces up to 15 years and 10 months in prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office. He was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail, although prosecutors planned to ask that his bail be increased to $480,000.
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