• Rod Kackley

Celebrity's Son Goes Wild in Three-Day Violent, Bloody Crime Spree


Redmond O'Neal courtesy of LAPD

Redmond O’Neal, the son of late celebrities Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett is the LAPD’s prime suspect in a three-day spree of violence and crime in the Venice Beach and Palm neighborhoods.

Five men were attacked. Two are recovering from severe injuries in the brutal assaults that began May 2 when a man with red hair and tattoos blew his stack and went after a man “who appeared to look at him,” according to Los Angeles Police officers. The out-of-control red-headed, tattooed man punched out his victim before trying — and failing — to smash his head with a broken glass bottle. The suspect ran.

The next day, early in the morning, about 3:30 a.m. there was another attack this one happened outside a Los Angeles convenience store. It was ugly, brutal and violent. LAPD detectives say a man — who again was described as a red-head with tattoos — punched a man in the head again and again before throwing him to the ground and running off.

The first two victims are going to be okay. But the third and fourth victims were found lying in pools of their own blood. Both were stabbed by a man with a knife and are in serious condition as this story is written. Again, the suspect was described as a man with red hair and tattoos.

The fifth victim avoided any physical injury, but only because a red-haired man with tattoos missed when he lunged at the LA coffee shop employee with a knife.

Three days after the final attack which occurred May 5, Redmond O’Neal was busted for a 7-Eleven store armed robbery, and Pacific Area detectives linked his picture to eyewitness reports from the five violent, bloody crime scenes of the first week of May.

O’Neal was charged with one count of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of criminal threats, one count of brandishing a knife and one count of battery. As of this time, he is in the custody of the LAPD.

Why would this son of two of America’s most famous celebrities go on such a wild, violent crime spree?

“They (attacks) all seem to be random,” LAPD Sgt. Scotty Steven told KABC. “It appears, though, based on what we know now that it just started as an argument between unknown persons and quickly escalated with the violent acts."

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