Man Charged With Assault, Smashing 29 Car Windows in Koreatown

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Handcuffs on top of a fingerprint form are shown in this file photo. (Credit: Blake David Taylor/Thinkstock)

Handcuffs on top of a fingerprint form are shown in this file photo. (Credit: Blake David Taylor/Thinkstock)

A homeless man was charged Wednesday with smashing the windows of 29 cars in Koreatown, including one with a driver still inside, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

William Michael Ramirez faces 18 felony counts including one count of assault with a deadly weapon and 17 counts of vandalism $400 or more.

Ramirez also faces 12 misdemeanor counts of vandalism less than $400.

The 32-year-old used a metal saw blade to smash the windows of 28 cars on Jan. 2, prosecutors said.

Ramirez then allegedly smashed the rear window of a car being driven near Third and Catalina Streets.

He faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 27 years in jail if convicted. Ramirez’ bail is recommended at $370,000.