Crack offer blamed in Tenderloin knifing 

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A man who claimed that he repeatedly stabbed another man whose wife stepped on his foot without apologizing did not give cops the whole story, police said.

More details have been released about the vicious and bizarre brawl in the Tenderloin on June 26 that has Johnnie Jones, 47, of San Francisco, facing multiple felony charges.

Officers were called about a fight in a Hyde Street store about 5 p.m. June 26. They found the victim, a 37-year-old man, bleeding profusely. Jones, who was still in the store, told officers the fight wasn’t his fault and that he was only trying to defend himself. He said a woman stepped on his shoe “and didn’t even say excuse me,” police said.

That’s what prompted the brawl with the 34-year-old woman’s husband, who was slashed and stabbed in the stomach and head, police said. The victim survived.

But that’s only part of the tale. If the woman was being rude to Jones, police said Friday, it wasn’t only because she stepped on his toes.

That night, police said, the husband and wife were walking westbound on Eddy Street planning to grab a drink when they passed Jones, who offered to sell the woman crack cocaine.

“The woman was offended and declined the offer,” police said.

Jones was “enraged by her response,” police said. He allegedly slapped her in the face and pushed her to the ground. After her husband intervened, police said, Jones attacked him.

But instead of fleeing, Jones followed the couple as they went into a store, police said.

“On hearing the victim call police, the suspect called him a snitch,” police said.

Jones told police the attack was self-defense, but he “had no injuries.”

He pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of assault and battery. Bail was set at $150,000.

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