STOUGHTON, Wisconsin — A diehard Vikings fan was left with 67 stitches on his face and head after he confronted a crazed Packers fan cutting holes in an inflatable Vikings decoration on his lawn.
David Moschel told police he was in his living room in Stoughton, Wisconsin watching the Vikings take on the Texans on Sunday when he heard a “slicing” noise coming from outside, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
When Moschel went outside to investigate, police say 21-year-old Jacob A. Justice charged at him and slashed him eight times with a box cutter. Moschel’s girlfriend, who had been inside the house with the couple’s five kids, managed to pull Justice away while neighbors called 911. Police arrested Justice at the scene.
Moschel told WISC-TV that he was lucky to survive the attack, but so was Justice.
“Luckily, I didn’t have my concealed carry on me at the time,” he said. “Ninety-nine percent of the time I leave the house, I never leave without it. And this is the one time I did. I’m kind of glad I did, because he would have been dead, and I would have had to live with that.“
Justice was charged with second degree felony of causing a reckless injury which carries a maximum penalty of 12 ½ years in prison.
When Vikings management heard what had happened, they invited Moschel to attend a practice and a game. Moschel said he intends to repair his Viktor the Viking lawn ornament and inflate it for every game for the rest of the season.
“I’m still here, still living, still watching football,” he said.