Two cut, stabbed in separate San Francisco roommate squabbles 

Can’t we all just get along?

Two people were cut and stabbed in separate roommate arguments last weekend, police said Monday, in the latest incidents of deteriorating domestic relations.

The first attack occurred about 5:48 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of Jackson Street, police said. A 43-year-old man was involved in an argument with his roommate, a 32-year-old man, and it turned physical, police said. The 32-year-old stabbed the other man in his torso.

The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, police said, and his roommate was arrested.

The other knifing happened about 9:40 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Teddy Avenue, police said. A 32-year-old man was reportedly cut on the forearm by his 22-year-old female roommate. The two had previously been arguing, police said.

The roommate was arrested, police said, and the victim refused treatment for the cut.

The two incidents are just the latest examples of souring roommate relations.

Last week, Felipe Manrique, 48, was arrested after throwing hot cooking oil into his roommate’s face during an argument over the kitchen light in their Tenderloin apartment. Manrique was charged with aggravated assault and battery with serious injury.

And in an even more gruesome episode Dec. 5, Lawrence Hoffman, 64, is alleged to have beat to death 70-year-old Joe Cosentino — even leaving an air freshener next to his roommate’s body before fleeing to Los Angeles. The two reportedly squabbled over cleanliness and smoking, among other issues, prosecutors have said.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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