A San Francisco man wanted in a jealous rage stabbing in South San Francisco was found by police hiding in the victim’s bathtub covered in towels, prosecutors say.
Jairo Ramos, 40, was arrested Sunday on charges that he stabbed a man once in the back and several times on the hand because he thought the victim was sleeping with his wife, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Ramos, who was visiting the victim’s South City apartment with his wife, allegedly became enraged in the kitchen, chucking a bottle of milk to the floor, hurling accusations about infidelity, and then grabbing hold of a knife while threatening to kill the victim.
The victim was able to deflect the knife to avoid more serious injury, Wagstaffe said. He fled the apartment and called cops.
Ramos didn’t run too far, Wagstaffe said. Cops arrived at the scene and found him hiding in the victim’s bathtub, covered in towels, he said.
On Tuesday, Ramos pleaded no guilty to several charges that include attempted murder.
The case was continued to June 22 to set a preliminary hearing date.