Sunday, September 21, 2014

Because Truth Really Is Often Stranger Than Fiction

File this under "If I wrote this scene into a novel, people would scoff at it as 'unbelievable.'"

In ninja gear and claiming to be polygamists, women invade Utah home
Police: » Suspects in attempted robbery claim to be sister wives.
First Published Sep 19 2014 01:40 pm • Last Updated Sep 19 2014 01:49 pm
An alleged home invasion in Utah came with a bizarre twist: The suspects were dressed in ninja costumes and claimed to be sister wives, according to police.
The two suspects attempted to pull off a robbery just before 4 a.m. Friday at a West Jordan home near 9300 South and 4800 West, police Sgt. Dan Roberts said. He said the women — who are 18 and 22 years old and came armed with knives and a stun gun — attacked two adults at the house.
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The homeowner brought one woman under control manually, Roberts said. When the second woman produced the stun gun, the homeowner pulled out a ninja sword to subdue her, and the two suspects were held until police arrived.
No one was injured in the confrontation, but one person was checked out at a hospital, Roberts said.
The suspects and the home’s occupants are all part of an extended family, he said. The women claim to both be married to an uncle of a child living at the home.
The uncle has been accused of sexually abusing that child and is in jail awaiting trial on the alleged offense, according to police.
Police do not believe the women and the uncle belong to a polygamist church. They are not releasing any names to protect the privacy of the child.
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