BEVERLY HILLS—The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced a man pleaded no contest in court for vandalizing vehicles, one with a child inside in Beverly Hills. Paul Francis Floyd, 48, entered his plea to one felony count of vandalism and one misdemeanor count each of cruelty to child by endangering health and battery.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Yvette Verastegui immediately sentenced him to three years of formal probation and 189 days in jail for time served. The judge ordered Floyd to attend at least one year in a residential mental illness and drug rehabilitation program for veterans and to pay restitution to all victims.
Floyd who was originally charged with one felony and three misdemeanors, but is now facing one felony count each of child abuse and assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, two felony counts of vandalism with over $400 of damage and one misdemeanor count of vandalism under $400 with priors.
On April 4, he jumped on top of the hood of a parked car owned by actress Jaime King while her 4-year-old son and a woman caring for the boy were inside in the 400 block of North Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills. The defendant broke the front and rear windows of the vehicle and threw a bottle at the woman caring for the child, injuring her arm.
TMZ reported witnesses indicated Floyd was on a skateboard damaging vehicles before the incident involving King’s son transpired. Floyd was also accused of vandalizing another car that same day and a motorcycle two months earlier in West Hollywood. The defendant could have faced up to 11 years in state prison.