A rivalry that went completely off the rails may soon be resolved in Wisconsin.
It’s a day David Moschel won’t ever forget: Trying to stop a man attempting to destroy an inflatable Vikings mascot in his front yard, Moschel was knifed with a box cutter in his face and head.
Jacob A. Justice, of Madison, Wis., was arrested on Oct. 9 and this week the 22-year-old pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery and disorderly charges, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
Justice, currently free on $3,000 bail, is facing up to 15 months in jail on each of the misdemeanor battery convictions and could get up to six months in jail for the disorderly conduct convictions. The sentencing date has not yet been set.
In a criminal complaint, Moschel, who lives in Stoughton, Wis., said he witnessed Justice cutting a hole in the large, inflatable decoration. When he confronted Justice, the two began to fight. It ended only after Moschel was badly cut, needing 67 stitches and eight staples, according to the complaint.
According to the State Journal, a felony charge of second-degree reckless injury was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.