This Woman Drew a Sword on a Man Who Broke Into Her Home
A woman skilled in roller derby and medieval combat drew a sword on a man who broke into her Indianapolis home.
Karen Dolley told Jenna Lee on Happening Now that she was awakened Thursday night by a man's voice saying, "Call the police."
She turned on the light to see a man resembling Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman standing in the hallway.
The Naptown Roller Girl's instinct was fight, not flight, so she rushed at him with a flurry of punches, shouting "Get out, get out, get out!"
It was all a minor distraction to the man, who seemed more worried about someone or something outside.
He ran into a bedroom and crouched down, telling her to call the police.
"I'm like, 'Don't worry, dude, that's in the cards,'" Dolley said.
Dolley couldn't locate her gun in the confusion, so she grabbed a replica Japanese sword and held it over him while she talked to 911.
Dolley said she told dispatch, "I have him, believe it or not, at sword-point."
Fortunately, she wasn't forced to call upon her training in the art of the sword, as the man was just lying on the floor and not presenting much of a threat.
Police arrested 30-year-old Jacob Wessel and charged him with residential entry, a felony.
A police report said Wessel was sent to the hospital high on an unknown substance.
Dolley said she hopes he gets the help he needs.
"Something's broken with this guy," Dolley said. "I hope he fixes it."