Erratic Crime Spree Gets Student Arrested

Erratic Crime Spree Gets Student Arrested

Jeremy Jameel Kim

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — These people claiming to be college students are known to occasionally act a bit recklessly — engaging in fraternity-sorority hijinks, underage drinking, and even plagiarizing term papers. Because those who matriculate at prestigious universities have generally applied themselves throughout their lives to their academics, they are rarely accused of felonious behavior.

One of those exceptions to the rule may be evidenced by the behavior of 19-year-old UCSB undergrad student Jeremy Jameel Kim just after midnight on November 2nd, which lead to his arrest on charges of robbery, malicious mischief to a vehicle, resisting arrest, and challenging to a fight.

According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, UCSB Police and SBSD dispatch received a 911 call at approximately 12:40 a.m., indicating that “a robbery had just occurred” on the sidewalks of Isla Vista, the incorporated area immediately adjacent to the UCSB campus. The alleged victim reported that he had been accosted by “a college-aged Asian male” who had ripped his cellphone from his hand and fled on foot.

While responding deputies were investigating that incident, Isla Vista Foot Patrol were alerted to “an Asian male acting strangely and jumping onto moving vehicles” on the city streets.

Upon arrival at the scene, deputies attempted contact with Kim who promptly “ran away from law enforcement” but was ultimately apprehended and taken into custody.

Subsequent investigation indicated that Kim had been attempting to enter a car stopped at an intersection, but when the driver locked the doors, Kim “then jumped onto the top of the vehicle and refused to get off.” It was also discovered that prior to that incident, Kim had allegedly attacked a female pedestrian and “for no apparent reason” tackled her to the ground, causing a head injury.

Kim was transported to Santa Barbara County Jail where he was booked on the aforementioned charges, with his bail set at $50,000.

Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking.

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Robert L. McCullough

Bob McCullough is a television and screen writer-producer who has worked for every major television network and film studio with more than 200 produced credits. Bob has recently co-authored “Where Hollywood Hides: Santa Barbara”, a hardcover book featuring a wide range of film, television, and music industry celebrities living on the Central Coast. His weekly iTunes podcast about “all things Hollywood” can be heard at http:wherehollywoodhides.com.

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