A man attacked a transgender couple Sunday with a steak knife on a bus in San Francisco.
Rae Raucci said she was on a date about 5 p.m. with 24-year-old Samantha Hulsey when the man immediately began acting violently toward them, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.
The 52-year-old Raucci said the apparently intoxicated man called them “f*ggots,” made threats, and accused them of “defrauding” him by pretending to be female.
Then they noticed he was carrying a 3 ½-inch steak knife, so the couple got off the Muni bus at Van Ness and Golden Gate avenues.
The man chased after them and stabbed Hulsey in the upper chest, just below the neck, and then a second time as she tried to shield Raucci from him.
She fled to a nearby McDonald’s for help, with her hand covering the bloody wound.
“I’m very sorry for the nice man who was enjoying his McDouble when I ran in bleeding and screaming for police,” Hulsey said.
She was treated and released from an area hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.
Police arrested the suspect, but they have not released any additional details about the case — including the man’s name.
Raucci, a first-year law student at San Francisco Law School, said the case should be investigated as a hate crime.