Woman Draws Ninja Sword To Defend Her Home Against Invader

Coburn Palmer - Author

Oct. 12 2015, Updated 4:35 p.m. ET

An Indianapolis woman used her medieval fighting skills and Japanese sword to subdue a man who broke into her house Thursday night when she couldn’t find her gun.

When 43-year-old Karen Dolley awoke to the sound of a strange man’s voice in her house, she leapt into action, attacking the home invader and pummeling him with her fists by striking him at least 10 times.

After driving the would-be home invader into a corner with her ferocious attack, Dolley, who stands 5-foot-6 reached for her bedside table and trusty firearm, but couldn’t find it in the heat of the moment. That’s when she drew her ninjato, a Japanese-style fighting sword, and held it to the invader’s throat while using her other hand to dial 9-1-1.

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