“I’m very sorry for the nice man who was enjoying his McDouble when I ran in bleeding and screaming for police,” Samantha Hulsey told the Chronicle, who reported on the stabbing she survived this Saturday.

Hulsey, a 24-year-old trans woman who recently moved to San Francisco from Savannah, Georgia, was attacked at Van Ness and Golden Gate avenues after being harassed aboard the 49 bus.

Hulsey was on a date with her partner, Rae Raucci, a 52-year-old trans woman and a student at San Francisco Law School. At about 5 p.m. the couple got on the 49 in SoMa. Once on the 49, a man on the bus began to harass the couple, according to Hulsey.

“He started saying a lot of hateful things and messing with us,” she says. “He was threatening to hurt us. The way he was behaving leads me to believe he was on some kind of drugs." When the women noticed the man had a steak knife, about three-and-a-half inches with a black handle, they got off the bus.

The man pursued them and stabbed Hulsey just below her neck. Clutching her wound she ran to a McDonald's, where customers called the police. Hulsey was released from the hospital that day, and the man is in custody. Raucci says that the man, "said we were offending him." She considers the act a hate crime.