Muni rider stabbed in hand with fork after dispute 

Stick a fork in this parolee, because he’s done.

An Oakland woman was stabbed by a fork-wielding man on Muni’s 22-Fillmore line Monday, police said. The 23-year-old victim was sitting on the bus near 16th Street and Potrero Avenue just before 5 p.m. when a 51-year-old man sat down next to her and spread his legs wide, police Sgt. Daryl Fong said.

This made the woman uncomfortable, so she got up and stood next to the back door to get off at the next stop, Fong said.

The suspect got up and began yelling at her. The two engaged in an argument before the bus stopped in the 2100 block of 16th Street, Fong said. The suspect pushed past her to get off the bus. She pushed back, and he allegedly turned around and stabbed her in the hand with a fork before fleeing the scene.

Officers arrived and located the suspect in the 1200 block of Potrero Avenue. He had reportedly boarded another Muni line during the course of his escape, Fong said.

John Stanley, of San Francisco, was booked on suspicion of felony aggravated assault and a parole violation, Fong said. The victim, who was taken to the hospital for her wound, identified Stanley as her attacker.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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