On Wednesday, Jaime King's vehicle was attacked by a man who repeatedly struck a windshield until it sent shards of glass raining down into the car.
While Jaime was not in the car, her friend was in the driver's seat ... and her four-year-old son was also in the car.
This is so scary.
Entertainment Tonight reports that a man jumped onto King's car and pummeled the rear windshield while it was parked on Bedford Drive.
This is what sent shards of glass flying into the vehicle and even onto King's son, James Knight Newman. He is only 4 years old.
Beverly Hills police offered up their description of the event, saying:
"The suspect jumped on the rear windshield causing glass to shatter and strike the child."
Horrifying on multiple levels. It's unclear if James was injured by the glass, but it's hard to imagine that this event wasn't traumatic.
Police continued to describe the incident, saying:
"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."
Good for her for putting herself in harm's way to protect a 4-year-old child.
It's absolutely the right thing to do, especially when a mother has entrusted her child to your care, even for just a few minutes.
King was not present at the time, but was later seen at the site of the attack.
Understandably, she appeared very distraught.
The man who carried out this alleged attack was later identified as Paul Francis Floyd, a 47-year-old Los Angeles man.
Police report that he had also kicked another vehicle before carrying out this terrible assault upon King's car and its occupants.
As you can imagine, Floyd has been arrested. He's being held on $100,000 bond while police continue to investigate.
His charges include:
-Felony child endangerment
-Two counts of felony vandalism
That first charge is what happens when you attack a vehicle containing a child and end up raining glass shards on a 4-year-old.
That second charge is, we imagine, what happens when you throw a can at a woman who's taking action to protect a child.
James Knight Newman is, by all accounts, a precious and bright boy.
If you're looking for testimonials, the above photo of him was shared by Jared Eng -- you know, of Just Jared fame.
His parents are raising him to be well-spoken and hold good values. Jaime King herself is, of course, an outspoken feminist and dedicated to both of her sons.
This must be a nightmare for her.
But children lack the coping mechanisms and perspective that adults can employ to recover from trauma. As scary as this situation would be for anyone, it's always worse for a child.
Let's hope that James is able to process this as healthily and as soon as possible.
Jaime King is famously a friend of Taylor Swift.
Some squadmates come and go, but Taylor is the godmother of King's other, younger son, Leo Thames Newman.
We imagine that she'll be leaning on the support of friends in the near future as her whole family comes to grips with the aftermath of this frightening attack.
She must be grateful for her unnamed friend who was in the car. Not everyone is willing to put themselves in harms way and take a bullet -- or, in this case, a can -- to the arm to protect their friend's child.