San Francisco Muni rider slashed with knife during robbery attempt 

  • Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner

Imagine being cooped up on a Muni bus with bloodthirsty, knife-wielding robbers. That’s what happened last weekend to a 22-year-old man who was riding the 28-19th Avenue bus on Doyle Drive toward the Golden Gate Bridge.

About 1 p.m. Saturday, police said, the victim was seated near the back of the bus when three thugs approached him and demanded his money.

They tried to reach into the 22-year-old’s pocket, Officer Gordon Shyy said, and the victim reportedly punched one of them.

While the victim was running to the front of the bus to alert the driver, Shyy added, one of the thugs slashed him on the back of the head with a knife.

The next stop for the bus wasn’t until the parking lot just south of the Golden Gate Bridge. That’s where the thugs were let out, Shyy said, and they were last seen fleeing into the Presidio.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene, according to police, but the suspects had not been located as of Monday.

The victim was treated at a hospital for minor injuries. Despite the ordeal, Shyy said, the thugs failed to steal anything from the man.

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