43 Year Old Karen Dolley’s Fends Off Home Intruder (Jacob Wessel) With Japanese-Styled Sword, Ninjato



Karen Dolley

Why do I get the feeling that this would be robber would rather have been shot than be sliced and diced with a razor sharp ninja sword. 30 year old Jacob Wessel went into the wrong house to rob Thursday night on 10th Street and Emerson Avenue on Indianapolis’ Eastside.  43 year old Karen Dolley said that she awoke around midnight to the voice of a man in her house and began punching him about 10 times and cornering him in her bedroom. Then it got real. It turns out that Karen has had medieval combat training. Karen reached for her gun but opened the wrong drawer. Karen then reached for her backup weapon, a Japanese-styled sword called ninjato, which she keeps near her bed. Folks, this thing could fend off and cut the heads off Zombies let alone a home invader. This is a classic as she held the 5 ft. 10 inch Wessel at sword point until the police arrived.


When a man broke into Karen Dolley’s home on Thursday night, her training in medieval combat came in handy. So did her sword.

The 43-year-old woman said she awoke around midnight to the voice of a man in her house near 10th Street and Emerson Avenue on Indianapolis’ Eastside.

She leapt out of bed, turned on the lights and saw him standing in her living room, she said. Then her instincts kicked in.

Dolley, standing 5-foot-6, said she immediately attacked, punching him about 10 times and cornering him in her bedroom.

She reached for her gun in a nearby drawer, but she accidentally opened the wrong drawer during the chaos of the moment, so her gun wasn’t there.

She reached for her backup weapon, a Japanese-styled sword called ninjato, which she keeps near her bed. Her intruder crouched in the bedroom as she held him at sword-point until police arrived, she said.

Jacob Wessel of Greenwood was later arrested by the police after forcing his way through the house’s backdoor and was later charged with residential entry, a Level 6 felony. There was no mention as to whether he soiled himself.

Posted October 11, 2015 by
Crime, Felony, Theft | one comment

23 Year Old Armed Robbery Suspect Dashawn Terrell Cochran Used Uber for His Getaway Car in Maryland


23 year old armed robbery suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, appears to have used UBER as his getaway vehicle from the scene of the crime. After having held up a store in Parkville, Maryland, the suspect was seen getting into a the back of a silver Lexus. The Baltimore County Police Department say he pointed a gun at a store employee and demanded that he give him money. When the Baltimore police pulled the drive over, the driver said he was an Uber driver. Imagine that. Cochran was arrested and charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and theft less than $1,000. He is being held on $500,000 bail. The Uber driver and another passenger in the vehicle were released, having had nothing to do with the robbery.

I guess they really are everyone’s private driver … even armed robbers


A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said.

The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said. Police said he then pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money.

Cochran ran from the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, but officers began to track his path, police said.

Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.

Maybe it is the UBER passengers that need all the back ground checks and not just the UBER drivers.

Posted October 11, 2015 by
Arrest, Assault, Crime, Robbery, Theft | no comments

11 Year Old Boy Shoots and Kills 16 Year Old Home Intruder in North St. Louis County (Video)


An 11 year old boy shot and killed a 16 year old home intruder as he was protecting his home and 4 year old sister. The incident took place at about 2:30 pm in the 10200 block of Hallwood drive of North St’ Louis county. Two suspects try to twice break into the home before they realized the front door was open. They entered the home and the rest is history. The 11 shot and killed one suspect as the other coward ran off after shots were firec not wanting to meet the same fate. When the police arrived on the scene, they found a body with a gunshot to the head in the front foyer of the home. Nice shot for an 11 year old.

However, get this … the Authorities are talking to the mother to determine why the children were home alone. They also want to know why the 11-year-old had access to a handgun. REALLY? Maybe they have the gun to protect themselves from exactly what happened. God only knows what would have happened to the 11 and 4 year old had they not.

Home Alone Intruder shooting

Click HERE or on PIC for FOX 2 NOW VIDEO

A child shot a teen that was trying to break into a home in north St. Louis County. Police say the 11-year-old shooter fired one round from a handgun and killed the 16-year-old suspect. The shooting happened in the 10200 block of Hallwood drive.

Two suspects tried to break into the home twice before on Thursday. One of the suspects got into the unlocked front door of the home at around 2:30pm while the 11-year-old and a 4-year-old girl were home alone. That is when the 11-year-old shot and killed the suspect.  Police found the body with a gunshot to the head in the front foyer of the home.

Investigators say the second suspect ran off when shots were fired.  St. Louis County police have taken the suspect into custody.  They have not yet released the suspect’s name.


Posted September 4, 2015 by
Burglary, Crime, Deceased, Main, Theft | one comment

San Francisco News Crew Attacked and Robbed Live On The Air … Cameraman Pistol-Whipped (VIDEO)


KTVU reporter Cara Liu was attacked in broad daylight as she covered the fatal shooting that took place the night before on San Francisco’s Pier 14 on the Embarcadero. In the VIDEO below you can see her startled reaction as news crews are attacked by a robber in San Francisco on July 2, 2015 on LIVE TV. The reporters were attacked and robbed on live TV. According to reports, a masked man snuck up behind KTVU and KNTV reporters as they prepared to do live reports. The robber pointed a gun at  KTVU Fox 2 cameraman Keith Crook and fled with his camera and tripod. Police described the three suspects as black males, all wearing dark clothing. At least one of the suspects had dreadlocks.

A brazen masked armed bandit robbed two news crews – including a crew from KTVU Fox 2 – early Thursday morning.

Crews from four Bay Area television stations were reporting on a fatal shooting on San Francisco’s Pier 14 on the Embarcadero that took place Wednesday night.

A man armed with a handgun and wearing a black mask approached the crews around 6 a.m. while KTVU Fox 2 reporter Cara Liu was preparing to go live for the KTVU Morning News.

As anchor Brian Flores went to Liu’s report, she is visibly distracted and looking off camera.

Nearby, the unidentified bandit was pistol-whipping KNTV cameraman Alan Waples and his equipment was being stolen.

HACK ATTACK: U.S. Says Office of Personnel Management Hacked … the Records & Info of 4 Million Federal Emplyees, China Suspected

The Office of Personnel Management has been hacked and the records of 4 million past and current federal employees has had their records breached. US officials suspect China was behind the cyber attack. It is being called one of the largest thefts of government data in history. In the video below it is being reported that any federal employees who were victims of identity theft will be notified and will receive free credit monitoring. Free? Its not free, the America tax payers will be paying for that service because the federal government could not properly allocate monies to cyber security. It was just last month that we learned the IRS had been hacked.

U.S. officials suspect that hackers in China stole the personal records of as many as four million people in one of the most far-reaching breaches of government computers.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing the breach, detected in April at the Office of Personnel Management. The agency essentially functions as the federal government’s human resources department, managing background checks, pension payments and job training across dozens of federal agencies.

Investigators suspect that hackers based in China are responsible for the attack, though the probe is continuing, according to people familiar with the matter. On Thursday, several U.S. officials described the breach as among the largest known thefts of government data in history.

It isn’t clear exactly what was stolen in the hack attack, but officials said the information can be used to facilitate identity theft or fraud. The Department of Homeland Security said it “concluded at the beginning of May” that the records had been taken.

At a Chinese Foreign Ministry briefing on Friday, ministry spokesman Hong Lei said, “Cyberattacks are anonymous, cross-border and hard to trace. If you keep using the words “maybe” or “perhaps” without making a thorough study, this is irresponsible and unscientific.” He said China opposes all forms of cyberattacks. “We hope the U.S. side will shed its suspicions.”

I hate to say it, maybe Hillary Clinton had the right idea by using a private server housed at her home to store her State Department government emails on as the cyber protections performed by the US government do not seem to work.

IRS Hacked … Says Thieves Stole Tax Info From 100,000 Taxpayers

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Scratch that … IRS HACKED.

Reason number one why I would never use the IRS electronic filing system. The IRS is admitting that they were hacked and the E-thieves stole the tax information of over 100,000 taxpayers. According to reports, the hackers used the website app service called “Get Transcript”to gain access. The IRS states that the hackers used this app to download forms full of personal information between February and May of 2015.

It’s only a matter of time before the IRS blames this on their budget that was cut.

ABC News:

Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.

The thieves accessed a system called “Get Transcript,” where taxpayers can get tax returns and other filings from previous years. In order to access the information, the thieves cleared a security screen that required knowledge about the taxpayer, including Social Security number, date of birth, tax filing status and street address, the IRS said.

“We’re confident that these are not amateurs,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “These actually are organized crime syndicates that not only we but everybody in the financial industry are dealing with.”

Koskinen wouldn’t say whether investigators believe the criminals are based overseas — or where they obtained enough personal information about the taxpayers to access their returns. The IRS has launched a criminal investigation. The agency’s inspector general is also investigating.

The University of Florida’s Zeta Beta Tau Frat Under Investigation After Members Spit On Wounded Vets and Pissed on American Flag (Update: UF Suspends ZBT)


The University of Florida’s Zeta Beta Tau frat is under investigation after it was reported that members of their fraternity spit on wounded veterans and their service dogs and urinated on American flags. WTF is wrong with kids these days? The incident occurred at Panama Beach, gee what a shocker, when Zeta Beta Tau students from UF and Emory University were in Panama City Beach for their spring formal and wounded vets and their families were in town as well as part of the Warrior Beach Retreat. Panama City, FL gets another black eye. Is there any semblance of decorum in this town anymore? The University of Florida and Emory University should be embarrassed and ashamed of the actions of there frats. Personally, I believe they should be booted off campus and eliminated. This kind of conduct should never be tolerated. The UF ZBT frat was already on probation prior to this disgusting act. Sorry, they need to be gone, they obviously serve no functional purpose and have such contempt for wounded American heroes that have defended America’s freedom’s, including theirs.


The University of Florida’s chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity is under investigation after members spit on and took flags from wounded veterans.

Last weekend, Zeta Beta Tau students from UF and Emory University were in Panama City Beach for their spring formal. They were staying at the Laketown Wharf Resort where veterans were also staying for the Warrior Beach Retreat, according to Linda Cope, founder of the retreat.

For the past six years, the Warrior Beach Retreat has been hosted by Panama City Beach twice a year to bring in wounded veterans and their families.

Cope honors her son, Joshua, at the retreat — he lost both legs and his right hand after his vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Iraq, according to the retreat site.

Members of the University of Florida chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity are under investigation after spitting on and taking flags from wounded veterans. The students and veterans were in Panama City Beach when the incident occurred.

Cope said Zeta Beta Tau students picked on the veterans, spit on them and their service dogs, and urinated on American flags.

“In all of my years, I’ve never seen such debauchery and disrespect,” Cope said.

Linda Cope then received an email apology from UF President W. Kent Fuchs, Executive Director of the National Zeta Beta Tau Laurence A. Bolotin, but nothing from Emory University.

“I want to make clear that I am deeply sorry for the affront that our students may have caused,” Fuchs wrote in the email. “I want to assure you that it is not representative of our students or our university, and we will make every effort to learn more, take appropriate action and prevent similar incidents from occurring again.”

“The University of Florida is extremely concerned about allegations, specifically of illegal behavior with our students,” Sikes said. “We’re taking this matter vary seriously and opened an investigation to determined what happened and what we need to do in response.”

Executive Director of the National Zeta Beta Tau Laurence A. Bolotin, a University of Florida graduate from 2001, also wrote to Cope, stating Emory, UF and the international headquarters are fully cooperating with investigations and both chapters have placed themselves under suspension.

UPDATE I: The University of Florida has Suspended ZBT.

The University of Florida suspended one of its fraternities on Friday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort.

The school said on Friday that it is charging the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity with obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft, causing physical or other harm, and damage to property.

The suspension came after the fraternity had already suspended operations itself and expelled three of its members after finding they had behaved inappropriately.

“I am personally offended and disappointed by the behavior that has been described to me,” Dave Kratzer, the school’s student affairs vice president and retired U.S. Army major general, said in a statement.

UPDATE II: Emory University claims their Frat were angels.


CBS46 News


Emory officials said they are investigating but so far there’s no evidence to implicate their students in the incident. Emory’s Zeta Beta Tau fraternity told CBS 46 in Atlanta they were shocked to learn of what they call “atrocious acts.”

But Cope told the station: “There were too many students from Emory for none of them to be involved. It is hard for me to believe that no Emory student was a part of this. This denial is a slap in the face of veterans.”

About 60 veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan were also attending a retreat that has been held twice a year for the past six years at the resort. Cope started the event in honor of her son Joshua, who lost both legs in Baghdad in 2006 when a roadside bomb exploded under his Humvee.

One letter to Fuchs described students spitting on veterans, throwing beer bottles over a balcony and ripping flags off their cars.

Cope said hotel security got the situation under control and the fraternity members were evicted the next morning. The fraternity sent a letter of apology to Cope.

Daily Commentary – Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Ohio Teen Steals 25K From Grandfather

  • Then proceeds to give it out to his classmates in 100 dollar bills!

Daily Commentary – Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Download

Robert “Jason” Owens Charged with the Murder of Missing 38 Year Old ‘Food Network Star’ Contestant Cristie Schoen Codd & her Husband 45 Year Old Joseph “JT” Codd Buncombe County, NC

36 year old Robert “Jason” Owens has been charged with the murder of 38 year old Cristie Schoen Codd and her husband 45 year old Joseph “JT” Codd. Cristie Schoen Codd and Joseph “JT” Codd have been missing since Sunday, March 15, 2015. Cristie Codd was also reported to be five months pregnant. Cristie Codd was a competitor on season 8 of Food Network Star on the Food Network. Robert Jason Owens was charged with first degree murder of the couple on Tuesday, as well as breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering charges. . He was also charged with the murder of the couple’s unborn child.

His arrest warrant states that Owens “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice afterthought kill and murder” Cristie and J.T. Codd and their unborn child, ABC 13 reports. Owens was also accused of stealing a laptop computer, jewelry, and a handgun from the couple’s home.

Cristie and J.T. Codd_Buncombe County Sheriff's Office

 Cristie Schoen Codd & Joseph “JT” Codd

FOX – Carolina:

A man who was the suspect in an unsolved missing persons’ case in Buncombe County has been charged with murder in the disappearance of a Leicester husband and wife that were expecting their first child later this year, according to deputies with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.

Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, and her husband Joseph “JT” Codd, 45 were reported missing by family members on Sunday, March 15, deputies said. Family members said Cristie Codd was five months pregnant.

Deputies discovered the couple’s vehicles at their residence along with their two dogs, but the couple was nowhere to be found.

Robert Jason Owens

Robert “Jason” Owens

Family members said the home did not “look right.”

On Monday, deputies began an extensive search around the Codds’ property and in the surrounding neighborhood.

By Monday night, a deputies had taped off the area surrounding the home of Robert “Jason” Owens, 36, on Owens Cove Road. Flood lights illuminated the yard as detectives snapped photos of the property and went in and out of the home. Owen’s home stands about a half mile from the Codd’s residence.

Owen was later taken into custody and his truck was towed from the home.

On Tuesday morning, deputies confirmed that Owens had been charged with two counts of first degree murder, one count of murder of an unborn child, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering.

Arrest warrants state that Owens “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice afterthought kill and murder” Cristie and JT Codd and their unborn child on March 12.

Deputies said Owens was also a suspect in the January 2000 disappearance of Asheville teenager Zeb Quinn.

43 Year Old PGA Player Robert Allenby Kidnapped & Robbed Friday Night from Wine Bar in Waikiki After Missing the Cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii


43 year old Australian PGA player Robert Allenby was reported to have been kidnapped and robbed Friday night t in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Australian golfer was kidnapped from a wine bar Friday night in Waikiki , beaten and robbed before being dropped off in a park more than six miles away. Allenby reportedly signed his check at the Amuse Wine Bar at 10:48 p.m. local time, and surveillance footage showed him leaving the parking lot minutes later with a group of five or six people.

Allenby, 43, said he was at a wine bar in Waikiki when he was abducted at around 11 p.m. local time, placed in a car, driven 6½ miles away and robbed.

“I didn’t think I was going to survive this one,” Allenby told the Australian Associated Press.

“I was separated from my friend (Anthony Puntoriero) in the bar after we had paid the tab at 10:48 p.m., and he went to the bathroom and next thing you know I’m being dumped in a park miles away.

“I only know this part because a homeless woman found me and told me she saw a few guys pull up and throw me out of the car. That is where I got the scrapes above my eye from the sidewalk.”

Caddie: Allenby kidnapped from bar, beaten, robbed.

According to the AAP, Allenby believes he may have been drugged by the suspects at the bar.

“I didn’t think I was going to survive this one,” Allenby told the AAP. “I was separated from my friend in the bar after we paid the tab at 10:48 p.m. and he went to the bathroom, and next thing you know I’m being dumped in a park miles away.”

Allenby sustained significant facial injuries and was robbed of his wallet, cellphone, cash and credit cards, according to Middlemo.

Next Page →

Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

  • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
  • Red (comments)
  • Dugga (technical issues)
  • Dana (radio show comments)
  • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
E-mail It