I’m going to add this story to my “Just when you think you’ve heard it all…” file, because wow. According to a Texas news station, a Houston man stabbed his girlfriend’s “estranged husband” with a replica sword from the Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda this past Saturday. I’m really hoping that the people who believe that video games lead to violence don’t use this as evidence of their claims.
After arguing with her boyfriend, Eugene Thompson, Kimberly Wilkey, 40, texted her husband John Wilkey, 49, to come over. When Wilkey arrived and refused to leave, Thompson armed himself with the replica sword and started swinging at Wilkey, insisting he leave the premises. Side note: These are all adult people.
After a short struggle, Wilkey exited the home, but the fight picked up again and ended with Wilkey in serious condition and Thompson having minor injuries. Thompson was bashed in the head with a “large flower vase” and Wilkey suffered stab wounds to his chest and thigh area. Breaking pots, too? How Zelda-esque can this fight get?
Thompson had this to say about the incident:
“I am like, ‘Go away, you don’t live here anymore.” So I jumped in the closet and I grabbed one of my replica swords. He’s psycho. He just walked right into the point of the sword. I don’t know if he thought it was a toy.”
Thompson, an avid cosplayer who frequents comic book conventions, also added this about the sword:
“It’s a good replica and it looks nice, it just so happens to be pointed and bladed.”
Oh boy…where’s Ganondorf when you need him?
Let us know your thoughts about this crazy story in the comments!
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