On Wednesday, a man was arrested after he’d gone on a car-hitting spree, intentionally hitting dozens of cars, as well as an innocent pregnant woman.
On Thursday, Feb. 11, the suspect was identified as D. C. Blackmon, 37, of Berkeley. This wasn’t the first time he targeted vehicles; he’s done it before and he’s served time in prison for robbery. He’s also been arrested on other charges, including assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing a firearm.
As of Thursday, the police learned that Blackmon deliberately struck more than a dozen vehicles that were driven by civilians. He executed his attacks with a Mitsubishi sedan beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Blackmon was arrested in Berkeley about an hour after he began crashing into other vehicles, but not before he managed to strike a pregnant woman and at least two patrol cars.
Unfortunately, there has not been an update on the pregnant woman’s condition, but on Wednesday the police indicated that her injuries were not serious.
According to the Oakland Tribune, at least seven people said that Blackmon pointed a gun at them.
The Alameda District Attorney said that in 2015, Blackmon was convicted of felony vandalism. In that incident, he was placed on probation after vandalizing dozens of parked cars with a baseball bat in Berkeley.
Oakland Police Officer Johnna Watson spoke about Blackmon’s case during a news conference. She said that up to 30 cars were struck by Blackmon. She urged the public to call the police and report whether they believe they were victims of Blackmon’s rampage that spanned across two cities – Oakland and Berkeley.
An Uber driver was one of the victims. He said that he saw Blackmon “coming down this street pretty hard,” when Blackmon crashed right into his new car. Fortunately, he wasn’t injured and he said that it could’ve been worse.
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