Many of us know the struggle of finding someone to keep you warm at night, but one woman in the Mission put a disturbing spin on it this week.
A 32-year-old man was sleeping outside on Caledonia and 15th streets, a couple blocks from the 16th Street BART Station early Monday morning. Around 12:45 a.m., he awoke to a surprise cuddle buddy.
This unsolicited approach by a stranger was not a welcome surprise. The victim told the 57-year-old woman to leave and that’s when things escalated. With a knife in hand, the woman cut the man’s arm and fled.
She was later arrested and the man was left with non-critical injuries.
The incident serves as a reminder — if anyone needed it — that assault is not the answer to unrequited affection. But also, ask first if you’re desperate to cuddle a stranger.