1. Woman attacked by her Tinder date said she “cried tears of relief” when she discovered police shot him dead.
— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) February 14, 2017
A woman who was stalked, stabbed and doused in petrol by a crazed Tinder stalker has spoken of her relief when police told her they had shot him.
“I’m glad he’s dead. I cried tears of relief when the police told me,” 28-year-old Dr Angela Jay told The Daily Telegraph‘s Danielle Gusmaroli in an exclusive interview.
Paul Lambert was shot by police in a standoff after he fled the scene of the attack.
Lambert had broken into Angela’s Port Macquarie home and hid in her walk-in wardrobe. When she arrived home at about 6pm on the night of the attack, he leapt out and stabbed her repeatedly and doused her in petrol.
“I looked down at my legs and saw stab wounds and thought, ‘My God, he’s going to kill me, I’m going to bleed to death’,” she told The Daily Telegraph.
“I put pressure on my leg using my hand…he caught me again and started pouring petrol over me, there was terror now and that gave me extra strength to run. I slipped because of the petrol…It’s a miracle I survived.”
Since the attack, Angela admitted she has suffered from nightmares and often finds herself checking cupboards and under the bed for intruders.
Angela had met Paul through the dating app Tinder, and the pair had dated for six weeks before Angela ended the relationship.
She had applied for an Apprehended Violence Order against him days before the attack, after he sent her around 50 threatening text messages and phone calls.