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Vikings fan stabbed eight times over inflatable mascot in Wisconsin yard

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A Minnesota Vikings fan is recovering after being stabbed eight times over an altercation involving an inflatable mascot located in his Wisconsin home’s front yard.

Dave Moschel, of Stoughton, Wisc. — smack dab in Green Bay Packers Country — had to get 60 stitches and 10 staples in his face after he was attacked by a man who was trying to puncture holes in his inflatable Viktor mascot with a box-cutter.

Moschel says he was watching television with five of his children Sunday night when he saw the man walking away.

“I said what the ‘f’ are you doing? What the hell is wrong with you,” he recalled of the incident, via WKOW.com. “I walked towards him and he turned around and walked towards me and the rest is history.”

An altercation between Moschel and the man ensued. Mochel ended up getting stabbed and cut seven times, with some of the wounds only inches away from major arteries. Moschel’s girlfriend ultimately came out to break up the attack.

The 21-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene on suspicion of reckless endangerment and criminal damage to property, per a channel3000.com report.

Moschel, who has a concealed carry permit, is relieved he wasn’t armed at the time of the incident.

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.“


Moschel has stated he intends to patch up the inflatable Viktor mascot and keep it displayed in his yard.

[Busted Coverage/Star Tribune]