Man Arrested on Felony Vandalism Charges for Car Jumping Incident

Stills from the video posted on YouTube

On Tuesday morning, Davis Police arrested Erick William Davies, 22, of Sacramento on an arrest warrant.  The police also served a search warrant on his house.

Mr. Davies faces a felony vandalism charge stemming from the incident caught on video on Picnic Day, the night of April 22, on M Street in Davis.  At least one person stomped and dented the young woman’s car, and police say the damage is approximately $7000 worth – making it felony vandalism.

Lt. Paul Doroshov of the Davis Police Department declined to release details of how police were able to track a suspect, given the low level of light available.

He did tell the Vanguard that no other suspects have been identified at this point.

The victim in the case has indicated that she was leaving work on the night of Picnic Day when she encountered a large crowd in the street, blocking cars from passing through.

When she honked, about 20 to 30 people surrounded her vehicle, rocking it back and forth and pounding on the windows and cursing.

The woman was not physically injured, but some of the assailants also kicked the car’s side panels and jumped on the hood and roof.

—David M. Greenwald reporting



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David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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11 Comments

  1. Ron

    Well, looks like I was wrong, regarding my previous statement on this subject.  (I had assumed that this incident was essentially forgotten about.)

    Man, those videos are terrifying.  (Really?  That’s in Davis?)

      1. Keith O

        It wouldn’t be that hard to investigate.  We have the video of the crowd on Russell and could compare it to the videos posted here.  Check for the same clothing and other things.

        1. Keith O

          That’s what I pay the police the big bucks to do or

          a good investigative reporter could go for it.

          If I found evidence and posted it here what good what that do?

          It would just get deleted anyway.

          Why waste my time?

  2. Dave Hart

    Why does a kid want to travel 15 miles to trash the car of someone he’s probably never met, assuming he’s the guy and all?  That is the story here.

    1. Alan Miller

      Well, the drunken crowd focused its attention and anger on this car, surrounding it.  If you then stomp on the focus of anger and attention, you are now the center of attention yourself and the one who took action against the focus of anger, and you get laid.  Then you get convicted of a felony.  Was it worth it?

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