Jorge Cruz De Armas was arrested on Monday after he allegedly tried to rape a woman, police said.
(Santa Ana Police)
A man on the way to work on Monday thwarted an attempted rape, after he tapped on the truck window and saw a 28-year-old woman in the back with her mouth duct tape and “fear in her eyes,” so he contacted the police, the officials said.
Taylor O’neill told FOX11 LA he was on his way to work around 4:30 pm Monday, when he drove into an alleyway in Santa Ana, but couldn’t get past a pick-up truck blocking the road. O’neill said he honked the horn, but the truck was not in motion, and asks him to get out of his vehicle to confront the driver.
“When I tapped on the window [wife] looked up and I could see that the duct tape on her face and the fear in her eyes,” O’neill said.
Taylor O’neill said that he was on his way to work when he is in contact with the pick-up truck. He tapped on the window, interrupting the alleged assault.
“As soon as I walked up, knocked on the window, she had her mouth channel tapped and he was he was on top of her on the front seat,” O’neill told the 911 operator.
The police arrived and arrested Jorge Alejandro Cruz De Armas, 27, who had earlier offered the woman a ride to a Wells Fargo. Instead of heading to the bank, De Armas reportedly stopped at the alley and began the attack on the woman after she refused to have sex with him. He began to choke the woman and duct-tape her mouth to prevent her screams of heard until O’neill interrupted the alleged assault, police said.
The woman jumped out of the pick-up truck and the Armas sped away in his pick-up truck, police said. But O’neill had his phone in his hand, and smote the photos of the license plate.
“I had my phone in my left hand and I could get my camera and take pictures of his license plate as he drove away and I immediately called 911,” O’neill recalled.
The police traced the license plate number and arrested The Arms on the charges, including assault with intent to commit rape. The authorities said that they were of the opinion that there are more victims and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
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