Homeless man attacked for calling himself Jesus Christ
Suspected street-gang members attacked a homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk out of annoyance that he calls himself Jesus Christ, San Diego police said.
Three men approached the 51-year-old man Thursday night in the San Ysidro neighborhood and began berating him, police said. When he stood up, one of them allegedly pulled out a box-cutter and slashed the man repeatedly on the head and face.
The three fled, leaving the man gushing blood. He was taken to a local hospital suffering deep and cuts. The case is being investigated by the San Diego Police Department gang unit.
-- Tony Perry