San Diego police say they're seeking a woman described as weighing about 400 pounds with a beard in the stabbing of a man who asked for a cigarette.

Police on Thursday are looking for the woman they say stabbed the man in the neck on Wednesday night.

Police Officer Robert Heims tells the San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1ItgJ8E) that the 39-year-old man had walked up to a woman and a group of others and asked them for a cigarette in the city's East Village.

They say the woman then told the man to get away from her things before stabbing him and running away. They say the heavyset woman with facial hair was wearing a white shirt and jeans.

The man was hospitalized but is expected to survive.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.utsandiego.com