Woman Stops Break In With a Sword

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- An Indiana woman protected her home from an intruder.

 She was able to keep the intruder at bay for the police thanks to her combat training, and her Japanese sword.

"I could see the guy standing right about here and I just came out of the bathroom and started punching get out, get out, get out," recalled Karen Dolley.

 When Karen Dolley woke up and found an intruder standing in the hallway of her Indianapolis home early Friday morning, she knew she had to do whatever it took to protect herself.

The 43-year-old who is trained in medieval combat jumped out of bed, flicked on the lights, and punched the man in the face at least ten times.

Then, she grabbed her large Japanese combat sword.

She held the blade to the intruder until police arrived.

"I just held the knife down on him like this while he was on the floor, and I was calling 911 with the other hand," Dolley explained.

Police arrested 30-year-old Jacob Wessel of Greenwood.

Police say Wessel was high on an unknown substance when he broke in, repeatedly telling officers he was hiding from someone. But, he had no idea his hiding place would have a woman with a Japanese sword.

''I would have swung the sword at him or I would have stabbed him," Dolley explained.

 Wessel didn't put up a fight and apologized on the way out.

"If he would have behaved in a slightly different manner he would not have gotten out of here alive," said Dolley. 

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