A fan of the Japanese anime “My Hero Academia” is being praised for his heroism and bravery after saving a woman from her ex-boyfriend who aggressively tried to swing a machete inside a Starbucks in California.
Blaine Hodge, a 27-year-old local artist, was the only one who stepped in when people ran after realizing that the suspect was carrying a deadly weapon.
The incident happened at a Starbucks store on Stockdale Highway near Village Lane on Sept. 9, according to 23ABC News.
People are praising Hodge for his bravery and distracting the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Robert Rivas, so that the woman could hide from the attacker.
“Everyone else was running away and he was the first person to run straight to the action,” Joe Harris, Hodge’s friend who was at the scene at the time of the incident, told KGET. “He was like, ‘I’m going to stop this guy, regardless if I get stabbed or not. I can’t let this woman die.”
Rivas was eventually apprehended by authorities while Hodge and the victim suffered injuries from the attack. The hero reportedly suffered deep cuts on both his hands and numerous laceration to his arms.
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