SLO woman stabbed while protecting son
November 4, 2012
A San Luis Obispo woman who tried to stop a man who was allegedly assaulting her son with a knife was stabbed in the hand early Sunday morning.
Jose Garcia, 27, and Milton Flores, 30, were arguing over a civil matter at the Madonna Road Apartments when Flores began assaulting Garcia with a knife, police said.
Garcia’s mother Maria Taffolla, 45, tried to protect her son and Flores allegedly stabbed her in the hand. Emergency medical personnel transported Tafolla to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries. Neither Garcia nor Flores required medical treatment.
Officers arrested Flores for assault with a deadly weapon and booked him into San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $25,000.