A man walking his dog in a residential Cathedral City neighborhood was stabbed in the leg when he refused to give money to two men who tried to rob him, a police spokesman said today.
The man told police he was walking on Shifting Sands Trail near 33rd Avenue, about a block north of the Cathedral Canyon Country Club, at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when he was approached by two men who demanded he give them his wallet, said police Sgt. Corwin de Veas.
When the man told them he did not have a wallet, the two would-be robbers started to leave, but stabbed him in the leg as they passed him, de Veas said.
The two attackers were described as Hispanic males, both about 18 years old. One was about 5-feet-7, with a thin build and wearing a white shirt and black pants.
The other was about 5-feet-2, with a thin build and wearing a dark blue shirt and blue jeans.
The victim drove himself to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.
His injury was described as not life-threatening.
Investigators asked anyone with information about the incident to call the police department at (760) 770-0303.