A man from Washington who survived his girlfriend’s alleged attempt to kill him with a samurai sword gives credit to his “Wing Chun” skills for living through the attack.
Emily Javier, 30, reportedly went on a jealous rage on March 2 after suspecting that her 29-year-old boyfriend, Alex Lovell, was being unfaithful, according to Oregon Live.
Javier allegedly slashed Lovell repeatedly at their Camas home with the latter evading the stabs as he fought for his life.
The girlfriend, who made a 911 call after the attack to report that she “just stabbed my boyfriend,” was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder, while her boyfriend was rushed to the hospital.
Lovell said in an interview that he had to “Wing Chun [his] way to survival” sustained multiple deep lacerations, leaving his right wrist in a cast.
“I was just so proud for beating this samurai wannabe crazy lady with hate in her heart,” Lovell was quoted as saying. “I’ve been preparing my whole life for something like this.”
The couple, who had been dating for two years, got into an argument after Javier accused her boyfriend of having a Tinder account.
“Basically, she was delusional,” said Lovell, denying his girlfriend’s accusation.
Meanwhile, Javier also complained that he played too many video games and would not give her enough attention, a police report revealed.
She reportedly got suspicious when she found a red hair in the shower drain and decided to plan his murder for days.
“I was trying to kill him,” Javier admitted to investigators upon questioning.
According to the authorities, Javier reportedly purchased a samurai sword at the mall and waited until Lovell fell asleep before she pulled out the sword to slash his throat. Fortunately for Lovell, he was able to grab her into a bear hug.
“I saw the look in her eyes, and it scared the living poop out of me,” Lovell said. “I told her I loved her, and she was killing me. She needed to call the police, or I was going to die.”
— Alex ‘biggie’ Lovell (@abiggielove) March 5, 2018
Left with what he described as “gnarly injuries,” Lovell said he was at least grateful he survived the attack.
“The feeling I had when I won the fight with my bare hands is just absolutely the best feeling,” he said.
“I’ve played all the sports, won big games, landed some decent tricks on my snowboard. This was better.”
Javier, whose bail was set at $350,000, is currently being held at Clark County jail.