Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Son of Hollywood Actors Accused of Random Attacks

Son of Hollywood Actors Accused of Random Attacks

The 33-year-old O'Neal has been charged with attempted murder, two counts assault with a deadly weapon, one count of criminal threats, one count of brandishing a knife and one count of battery, according to KABC-TV in Los Angles. The police allege that Redmond stabbed one person, cut their face, as well as their upper body.

O'Neal - who has had a history of drug and legal troubles - allegedly began his attacks on passersby last Saturday and continued through Tuesday in Venice Beach and Palms neighbourhoods, authorities have said.

Police said they arrested O'Neal because he matched witnesses' descriptions of a man with red ahir and facial tattoos and security footage. O'Neal allegedly left blood evidence and fingerprints at the crime scene, which led authorities to identify him as a suspect through DNA, sources said.

In one case, Redmond allegedly got angry May 2 when someone "appeared to look at him", then punched him and tried to strike with a broken glass bottle before fleeing, police say. "Initially, the victim thought that the suspect (O'Neal) had merely 'punched him in the back, ' LAPD said in a statement". "However, once paramedics arrived, the paramedics discovered that the victim had sustained serious stab wounds to the left side of his body".

On May 5 at about 4 p.m., investigators said a suspect also fitting O'Neal's description brandished a folding knife at an employee of a coffee shop on Pacific and Windward avenues.

Us Weekly previously confirmed that O'Neal pleaded not guilty on May 11 to robbing the convenience store in Santa Monica.

O'Neal has made headlines over the years, mostly for his reported struggle with drug addiction. The police also charged him with possession of drugs including the possession of a smoking device. "Fighting with my father, being kicked out and living on the streets, going to jail, being put in a psychiatric ward, being embarrassed all the time, just because of who my parents are".

O'Neal's parents are Ryan O'Neal and the late Fawcett, who were together from 1979 to 1997 and 2001 until her death in 2009.

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