WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A 29-year-old man from Washington state was taken to a local hospital after being attacked by his girlfriend with a samurai sword.
- Alex Lovell is still in the hospital following the assault on March 2 by Emily Javier at their Camas home.
- Lovell told the Oregonian that his girlfriend “scared the living poop out of me.”
The police say 30-year-old Javier attached the samurai and two knives to the side of their bed and attacked Lovell when he fell asleep.
“I was just so proud for beating this samurai wannabe crazy lady with hate in her heart. I’ve been preparing my whole life for something like this,” Lovell told the Oregonian in a Facebook message.
He also told the newspaper that he relied on martial arts training and moves he saw from Kung Fu movies to survive.
“I was able to wing chun my way to survival,” he added.
Lovell recalled getting Javier into a bear hug to stop the assault.
“I saw the look in her eyes, and it scared the living poop out of me. I told her I loved her, and she was killing me. She needed to call the police, or I was going to die,” Lovell continued.
His girlfriend did what she was asked and called the police. Responders found Lovell bleeding and with his blood splattered on the walls.
Lovell had wounds and cuts all over his body that doctors had to reattach his fingers he told the Columbian in an interview.
Six days after the incident, Lovell was able to post a picture of himself in a wheelchair with a caption: “I’m able to stand and sit (with a little help). Let’s goooo!”
Lovell thinks that spending a lot of time playing the video game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” sometimes up to 12 hours a day, prepared him for the attack.
“I wasn’t a sweaty nerd, more of an Ethlete,” Lovell told the Oregonian.
The reason for the attack? Javier suspected that he was being unfaithful when she found a Tinder app on his phone. She was also upset with all the time his boyfriend spent playing video games. Javier is now facing attempted murder charges.