Shelley Malil, best known for his role alongside Steve Carrell in The 40-year-old Virgin, was arrested in San Diego on Sunday for stabbing his ex-girlfriend as many as 20 times.

Officials said the attacker arrived at the his ex-girlfriend’s home and found her in the back yard with a man. Detectives said he grabbed a knife and began stabbing her repeatedly and then chased the victim through her home. Her male companion was also stabbed in the hand when he tried to intervene, authorities said.

“Her chin was almost entirely cut off. She had a huge gash in her arm that looked like a really deep wound that was bleeding profusely,” Lee said. “She asked me to hold her and I could feel a lot of gashes in her back as well.”

In his defense, um, I got nothing. You really shouldn’t be stabbing your ex-girlfriend for talking to another guy. Putting a dead fish in her heating duct, maybe, but stabbing? Some would say Shelley may have overreacted just a little.

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