SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man was slashed in the face with a knife after confronting a woman who was allegedly defacing a mural along San Francisco’s Market Street on Monday evening, police said.

The attack was reported shortly after 5 p.m. in the 1100 block of Market Street, between Sixth and Seventh streets.

The 57-year-old man confronted the woman, who was damaging the mural with the knife. She then turned around and slashed the man’s face, then ran away, according to police. She had not been found as of this morning.

The victim was taken to St. Francis Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not considered life-threatening.

Anyone with information about the attack is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

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Comments (8)
  1. athenia says:

    Sometimes its better to call the police, or take a candid picture! one never knows what a crazy person might do.

    1. Lee says:

      I applaud the man’s effort but Athenia is right. You never know what might happen.

  2. Crista says:

    Well a smuch as I feel sorry for him maybe next time he wont assume all women are weakless chumps…
    Me I would havec alled the PD and take a video whlle Im on the phone.
    But hey what do I know lol

    1. Gary Steele says:

      Weakless chumps?

  3. Gary Steele says:

    Of course, the woman is crazy and thus has more rights than the injured man or the owner of the defaced building. This is San Francisco, after all.

  4. sfcare says:

    as long as no body is in any physical dANGER? MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS! ” I KNOW not popular! but have you too! noticed how many nuts! are out here? lately? just saying. keep ‘you’ safe! and the rest? simply dial 911.

  5. Bad Decision says:

    Guess he will not do that again

  6. Mike says:

    Brave Hero… But please… everyone knows you MUST be packing heat before you confront one of the ‘Homeless Coalition’s’ prized minions.

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