Santa Ana, CA–A 23-year-old homeless woman was charged with attempting to throw a 13-year-old cross country runner off the Crown Valley Bridge and assaulting two of his teammates during a training run on Friday, August 23.
Stephanie Rose Redondo, 23, has been charged with one felony count of attempted murder with an enhancement of premeditation and deliberation, and one misdemeanor count each of battery and assault. Redondo was arrested by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. She is currently being held at the Central Women’s Jail on $500,000 bail.
Members of the Capistrano Valley High School cross country team were running on the sidewalk near Crown Valley Bridge around 4 p.m. on August 26. Redondo is accused of lunging at one of the teenage runners in an attempt to push him into traffic.
She is then accused of putting a 13-year-old runner in a headlock and attempting to push him over the bridge to the rocks hundreds of feet below. Redondo is then accused of punching a 14-year-old runner who came at her. The teenagers managed to escape.