REDWOOD CITY -- Stomping and dancing atop a police car during an amateur rap video shoot caused about $3,000 damage and resulted in misdemeanor vandalism charges for an 18-year-old San Francisco man, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Marvin Levante Carter has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is out of jail on his own recognizance after the New Year's Day arrest in the back parking lot of the Daly City Police Department, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

A 16-year-old Daly City boy was also arrested in connection with the damage, but prosecutors can't discuss his case because he's a juvenile.

Wagstaffe said the teens planned to post their rap video on YouTube.

Two officers spotted the teens, who were allegedly dancing on the police car. They arrested the two and discovered the damage to the car.

During the investigation police learned the suspects had filmed themselves. The footage 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.

Carter was also charged with trespassing because he climbed over a fence in order to get into the police parking lot, Wagstaffe said. He's due back in court March 12.

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



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