Santa Ana police looking for woman caught on video attacking veteran who tried to help her

Santa Ana police are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman who allegedly assaulted a veteran last month outside of his apartment complex.

According to the police and the victim, Randy McDonald, a woman was heard screaming and yelling on the street below McDonald’s apartment. He went outside to help, explaining that he’d served as a medic in the Air Force, and asking if he could help.

“Because no one else is doing it. I thought by the cops, the time they got here, it might be too late, cause I didn’t know what the situation was. I didn’t know if there was another person out here assaulting her,” McDonald told KTLA. “I just did my job as a veteran.”

McDonald invited the woman into the lobby, but everything went south when she asked him for money, and he told her he didn’t have any. That’s when the woman attacked him – punching him multiple times in the face.

The incident was captured on surveillance video and given to the police.

“Her violent tendencies is what — it scares our detectives. Our detectives are looking for her, looking for someone that might be able to identify her,” Santa Ana Officer Sonia Rojo said.

She’s described by police as African American, about 20 to 30 years old, around 5 feet, 2 inches to 5 feet, 4 inches tall, and heavy set. She was wearing a pink jacket and tan leggings.