REDWOOD CITY -- A San Francisco man has pleaded no contest to vandalism after he helped cause $3,000 in damage to a squad car while filming a rap video at Daly City Police Department headquarters, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Marvin Carter, 18, was sentenced to a year of probation after he entered his plea to the misdemeanor charge Tuesday in San Mateo County Superior Court, chief deputy district attorney Karen Guidotti said.

Defense attorney Eric Liberman didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Carter and a 16-year-old Daly City boy were arrested Jan. 1 after police spotted them dancing and jumping on a marked cruiser in the police department's back parking lot. The teens' footwork on the car caused about $3,000 worth of damage, prosecutors said.

Police seized the video which showed the boy dancing and stomping on the police car and the man making obscene gestures at the police star marking on the patrol car, authorities said. The teens planned to post their rap video on YouTube.

The 16-year-old suspect was prosecuted in juvenile court, prosecutors said. Juvenile court proceedings are not open to the public.

Contact Joshua Melvin at 650-348-4335. Follow at Twitter.com/melvinreport.



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