A man in northern California woke up to one of the worst scenarios imaginable. His girlfriend's ex allegedly forced his way into their home, kicked down their bedroom door and began stabbing him while his baby was just feet away.
Alvino Alaniz, 31, is accused of invading the victim’s Turlock home in the middle of the night on Tuesday. After busting into the couple’s bedroom door he allegedly began stabbing the 34-year-old victim as he lay in bed, according to the Modesto Bee.
The stabbing victim’s girlfriend and their 1-year-old child were also in the same bed. A 3-year-old was also in the home, sleeping in another room.
The victim, whose identity has not been revealed, was able to fight off his attacker and flee the scene. He ran to a neighbor's home and was able to call 911.
Alaniz also allegedly fled the scene. Responding officers spotted him though, and captured him after a brief foot pursuit, the Turlock Journal reports.
Investigators allegedly found a hunting-style knife on him that they believe was used in the attack.
While the victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was brought to a hospital in critical condition, his condition has improved.
The woman and the children were not physically harmed during the chilling incident. Alaniz and the victim’s girlfriend dated previously.
It’s not clear if Alaniz has an attorney who can speak on his behalf at this time. He is being charged with attempted murder, willful child endangerment, and burglary. He remains jailed in lieu of a more than $1 million bail, according to online jail records.
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