Alex Lovell says he spent 12 to 13 hours a day playing a computer game in which players fight to the death. But when his girlfriend allegedly came at him with a real sword, "it scared the living poop out of me." Emily Javier, 30, is charged with attempted murder after admitting on a 911 call to using a samurai sword to attack 29-year-old Lovell, her boyfriend of two years, reports the Oregonian. Javier was annoyed with how much time Lovell spent gaming and purchased the sword at a mall after claiming to have found the Tinder dating app on his phone and an unknown woman's hair in the shower drain of the couple's home in Camas, Ore., according to an affidavit. Javier is accused of pulling the sword from its hiding place in the early hours of March 3 and slashing Lovell as he slept.
Lovell suffered life-threatening injuries, with cuts to his head, neck, torso, hands, legs, and feet—he might not walk for six months—but "I was able to wing chun my way to survival" before convincing Javier to call police, he tells the Oregonian from a hospital. "I was just so proud for beating this samurai wannabe crazy lady with hate in her heart." Lovell adds Javier was "delusional" for thinking he was cheating. "I'm not a model or 6'3'. Tall dudes slay Tinder. Everyone knows that," he tells BuzzFeed. "I barely had time to hang out with my girlfriend, let alone another girl," he adds, per the Columbian. Of their relationship, he tells the Oregonian, "It's a bit complicated. Regardless, I assume she needs some serious help." A GoFundMe page has raised $8,100 for Lovell as of this writing. Javier has pleaded not guilty and remains in custody. Her trial is set for May 7. (Read more attempted murder stories.)