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Man stabbed 7 times after Vikings inflatable vandalized, police say

Victim treated, released

STOUGHTON, Wis. - A Stoughton man was stabbed seven times after he confronted a man who was vandalizing his Minnesota Vikings inflatable yard decoration.

Police were called at 7:12 p.m. Sunday to the 700 block of South Van Buren Street.

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, a 36-year-old man, was then stabbed seven times with the box cutter.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

The 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment and criminal damage to property.

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