Attempting to save a woman from a violent thug in the Civic Center area Sunday night earned two men stab wounds, police said, and afterward the woman simply left without so much as a thank you.
The victims, ages 33 and 22, were on an apartment balcony in the first block of Polk Street when they heard an altercation on the street between the suspect and a woman, Police Officer Gordon Shyy said Monday.
The 33-year-old went downstairs to assist the woman, Shyy said, and ended up with stab wounds in the back and arm.
The 22-year-old then came down to assist his friend and was stabbed in his torso, Shyy added.
The suspect, described only as a man in his late 20s with a braided ponytail, fled the scene. But he wasn’t the only one to disappear.
“The female they went to go help was no longer there,” Shyy said.
Officers were called to the scene about 7:13 p.m.
The victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.