Woman charged with attempted murder, is suspected of trying to push high school cross-country runner off a bridge in OC

SANTA ANA — Authorities say a 23-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to push a high school cross-country runner off a bridge in Southern California.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said the boy’s Capistrano Valley High School teammates were able to fight off the woman after she assaulted two of them Aug. 23 in Ladera Ranch.


Stephanie Redondo, 23, a transient, was arrested by Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies after she allegedly tried to push a teenage boy off a bridge in Ladera Ranch. (Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

Officials said that during the assault the suspect grabbed one of the boys and attempted to throw him over the railing onto a roadway below.

Prosecutors said Tuesday that Stephanie Redondo also faces battery and assault charges. Authorities described her as a transient. It wasn’t known if she has an attorney.

Nobody was seriously hurt in the incident.

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