A man was arrested Wednesday after reportedly jumping on top of actress Jamie King's Mercedes-Benz and smashing the windows while her 4-year-old son James Knight Newman was inside the car in Beverly Hills.
According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, the shattered glass struck the child while he sat in his car seat in the car's back seat. The 38-year-old "Hart of Dixie" star, was outside the vehicle at the time of the attack, but a female friend was in the car with the boy and emerged to protect the child. She was hit with a can by the attacker.
The suspect, identified as 47-year-old Paul Francis Floyd, 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,
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According to the police report, "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 statement read.
The statement adds that there will be a second investigation into the paparazzi who were present at the time of the attack.
"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."