Eugene Thompson says he was forced to wield his "Legend of Zelda" replica sword in a duel against his girlfriend's estranged husband, according to Click2Houston. He was with his girlfriend at his house in Houston Saturday night when the two got in an argument, and Thompson's girlfriend called her estranged husband and asked him to come over.
Police say the man showed up at about 10 p.m. and the two scuffled. He says he told the man to leave -- but his girlfriend let the man inside.
"I heard him heading to the bedroom where I was, so I jumped in the closet and I grabbed one of my replica swords, and I pulled it out and stood at the doorway, and he was coming down the hallway at me while I was yelling, 'Go away, you don't live here,'" (just imagine this) Thompson told Click2Houston.
"He just walked right into the point of the sword, I don't know if he thought it was a toy," he said. (you cant make this up if you tried)
Thompson stabbed the man once in the chest and another time in the leg. He says he sustained a gash in his forehead after the estranged husband smashed a flowerpot over his head. Thompson's girlfriend wasn't injured, Kotaku reports.
Both men were taken to the hospital and treated for their injuries. It wasn't immediately clear whether charges would be filed.