My Hero Academia Fan Shows Heroic Spirit, Saves Woman During Knife Attack

posted on 2018-09-12 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

If there's one man who embodied the spirit of All Might, it's Blaine Hodge. The 27-year-old California man saved a stranger's life this week when a domestic assault nearly turned deadly inside a Starbucks on Stockdale Highway near Village Lane.

A woman was attacked with a knife and while many of the patrons ran at the sight of the weapon, Hodge stepped in to protect her. The attacker turned his attention, and machete-like weapon, on Hodge. Both Hodge and the female victim suffered stab wounds and were hospitalized in critical condition, but are considered stable.

Hodge, who is a musician and artist, is coincidentally releasing an album this month titled "The Mind of a Hero." His Twitter account bio includes the phrase "anime saved my life" and his SoundCloud includes a track titled, "Otaku." His photo used in television news reports about the incident show Hodge in a My Hero Academia T-shirt.

Since the attack, Hodge underwent surgery on his hand. Appreciative fans put together a GoFundMe to help with Hodge's medical costs over the next six weeks of recovery, and companies like Funimation and Bandai Namco Games have shared shout-outs for his brave feat.

Police arrested a male suspect in the attack and the Starbucks location was closed immediately following the incident.

Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip

Source: 23ABC News Bakersfield (Elisa Navarro) via Reddit, (Megan Peters)

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