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Monday, January 5, 2015

Man Accused of Stabbing Transgender Woman on Muni

Posted By on Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 4:35 PM

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San Francisco police arrested a man who they say stabbed a transgender woman on a Muni bus in the city's Civic Center neighborhood over the weekend. 

According to police reports, the victim was at the back of the bus at about 5:55 p.m. on Saturday when an argument broke out; a 54-year-old man who was also in the back of the bus was allegedly harassing the victim for “defrauding him by pretending to be female," the Ex reports.  

Rae Raucci, the victim’s partner, explained what happened on Facebook, claiming that the man, later identified as Brodes Wayne Joynes, repeatedly called the two “faggots." The man then followed the pair off the bus and stabbed the 24-year-old victim twice in the chest, police said. 

Per the Facebook post:

Friends, I am almost in despair...
Today my lovely young friend Samantha was stabbed twice in the upper chest on a SF MUNI bus as we were both heading home down Van Ness Avenue. We were both on the bus together when a man across the way accused us both of defrauding him by pretending to be female. At one point he asked Samantha "do you look female?", for example, and repeatedly called us "faggots". He continued to harass us, and when the bus stopped to get help he pulled out a knife after we got up to leave and followed us out of the bus doors and stabbed Samantha once. She got a second stab wound trying to get between me and the maniac. Ten stitches at the ER... and we're both pretty rattled...
Joynes was booked into County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of criminal threats, a hate crime enhancement and an outstanding warrant, police said. 

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and is expected to survive. 

[via SF Examiner]
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