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Woman stabs boyfriend with katana for playing too much PUBG and cheating

Gamers are known to play games for long hours everyday

  • Published: March 16, 2018 1:58 PM IST
Alex Lovell

A woman was arrested in Washington state earlier this month for stabbing her boyfriend with Japanese style Katana that was purchased at a mall. She said that she suspected him of cheating, because she found the dating app Tinder installed on his phone. She added that she was tired of him playing too much PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

30-year-old Barber Emily Javier, had been living with her boyfriend Alex Lovell for 2 years, who is a part time bookkeeper and an aspiring professional PUBG player. He is currently recovering from his injuries at home.

According to court documents found by Kotaku, Javier has told the police that, “Lovell just sits at home all day playing video games and does not do anything to help.” She admitted that it frustrated her that Lovell played PUBG for almost 12 hours each day and payed less and less attention to her. And finding the Tinder app installed on his phone was the last straw for her. She said that she even found some red hair in the shower drain, and her hair is colored green.

Lovell for his part has denied that Tinder was installed on his phone and that playing PUBG could be the reason behind the attack. Javier has been charged with first-degree attempted-murder and is currently in jail awaiting trial. Reports claim that Javier had no previous history to be any indication to the present behavior.

Javier who had bought the sword earlier said, “I thought I was gonna stab him while he was sleeping.” According to reports, the incident happened on a day when Lovell came home and ignored her, this prompted Javier who had hidden the sword and two knives on her side of the bed to stab him with the katana in the middle of the night when Lovell fell asleep.

Lovell woke up and defended himself as best he could, and in his account of the incidents he says that he almost lost his fingers and has deep lacerations on his limbs. Soon after, Lovell made Javier call the police and she met the officers crying and saying, “I just stabbed him.”

  • Published Date: March 16, 2018 1:58 PM IST