Minnesota Vikings fan Dave Moschel heard something outside his Wisconsin home - about 150 miles south of Green Bay - so he went outside to investigate and found a man slicing his inflatable Vikings lawn decoration.

Moschel confronted the man and a struggle ensued, which left Moschel with multiple stab wounds. Moschel sufffered large gashes on his head and says the attacker is fortunate to be alive.

Stoughton police have released the name of the man arrested in stabbing of #Vikings fan Sunday: Jacob Justice, 21, of Madison. #news3 pic.twitter.com/IImcYbVCmE

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Via WISC-TV:

"Police told News 3 that a 21-year-old man started damaging the inflatable with a box cutter and was confronted by the owner. The owner, 36-year-old Dave Moschel, was then stabbed seven times with the box cutter.

.... "Luckily, I didn't have my concealed carry on me at the time," Moschel 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 was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released. He received multiple stitches for wounds to his forehead and under his eye."

The attacker was arrested.

(Thanks to Bleacher Report for sharing this story.)