A jobless man who slashed a stranger across the face and stabbed him in the thigh after they met to settle a dispute over nuisance phone calls was jailed for 32 months yesterday. Chan Kam-fai, 38, attacked Li Kim-man as they quarrelled over two calls made from Chan's mobile phone. Mr Li said he had received the 'very annoying' calls from an unknown person. The contents of the calls were not revealed in court. He rang to arrange a meeting after getting the number from the list of received calls on his phone, the District Court heard. When the pair met in Chun Mei village, Tsing Yi, on February 8 this year, they began swearing at each other and a fight broke out. Chan took out a 22cm knife and attacked Mr Li. Onlookers called the police, who arrived to find the men wrestling on the ground. Chan was still holding the weapon. Mr Li sustained a 10cm wound on the left side of his face and an 8cm cut to his left thigh. Chan, who denied making the nuisance calls, said after his arrest he had lent his phone to a friend, identified in court as 'Ah Chau'. When he got his phone back, he checked it and found there was an unanswered call. He rang the number and spoke to a man, whom he claimed was abusive. Jailing Chan, who admitted one charge of wounding with intent, Deputy Judge Robert McNair said he had made a bad decision in agreeing to meet Mr Li.