SAN DIEGO Police said a man tried to rob two women who were waiting for the trolley Thursday morning. Those women then stabbed him in the neck and hit him in the head with his skateboard in Valencia Park.
The attempted robber grabbed one of the women’s backpacks while they were waiting for the trolley on Imperial Avenue near 62nd Street around 9:30 a.m., San Diego police Officer Frank Cali said.
The women tried to stop the thief, who threatened them with a knife, Cali said.
One of the women pulled out a knife of her own, and she and the man attempted to stab each other, Cali said. The other woman then hit the man in the head with his own skateboard, while her companion stabbed him in the neck.
The women were 21 and 22 years old.
Cali said the man, later identified as David Mongero, 22, ran to a nearby barber shop where he was taken into custody. Mongero was taken to a hospital with a minor neck wound, and was then booked into jail.