Orange County

Man Tries to Sexually Assault Woman Outside Santa Ana Bar

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man

Police on Tuesday released surveillance video of an attempted sexual assault of a woman outside a downtown Santa Ana bar in the hopes it will generate tips leading to an arrest.

The 26-year-old victim called police about 3 a.m. Sunday to say a man had removed her clothes and attempted to sexually assault her before she managed to get away, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

The woman said she had been drinking in the downtown area and had just used the restroom at the Proof Bar at 215 N. Broadway when she was confronted as she exited the lounge, Bertagna said.

Anyone with information was asked to call Orange County Crime Stoppers, which accepts anonymous tips, at (855) TIP-OCCS.

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