Two women dressed up as a fairy princess and an Army soldier attacked a man at his Novato home early Wednesday morning, resulting in a laceration to the man's head and five felony charges against one of the woman, according to Novato police.
Teresa Gollihugh, 20, of Novato is being held on $100,000 bail at Marin County Jail and faces felony counts of robbery, burglary, assault, battery and conspiracy to commit a crime, plus a misdemeanor of exhibiting a firearm.
An emergency call was received at 1:48 a.m. in the 2400 block of Center Road regarding a man yelling for police, said acting Lt. Jennifer Welch. He was bleeding from a cut to the forehead and was taken to Novato Community Hospital by a medical crew from the Novato Fire District. Welch said the man, whose age was not released, received extensive sutures.
Upon the initial investigation, a woman went to the man's house dressed as a fairy and asked to use the phone. The woman dressed as a soldier and armed with a handgun then arrived and a struggle ensued, Welch said.
The man took away the gun but dropped it, according to the preliminary report. The two women beat the man with a metal lamp, a large coffee mug and bottles of alcohol, then called in a third woman to aid in the assault. That woman turned out to be the mother of the woman dressed as a soldier, police said.
Welch said the incident did not appear to be a random act and that the investigations unit is continuing to follow up on suspect leads. It was unclear whether the woman dressed as a fairy or the third woman were apprehended. Lt. Keith Heiden said more information would be released Thursday.