Woman Jailed Following Beating of Novato Man

Three women — two dressed up in costumes — are accused of assaulting a man at his Center Road home.

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.

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trucha November 01, 2012 at 05:00 AM
At 1 am. Why are you opening the door at that time?
Cindy November 01, 2012 at 02:19 PM
I think we should ask SUNN to start a neighborhood watch patrol for those who are not so neighborly, oh wait, that man who opened the door was just being neighborly, after all isn't that what SUNN wants us all to be? Kumbayaaaaaaa
Novatan November 02, 2012 at 05:00 PM
According to her Facebook page, she likes drinking whiskey and has a potty mouth.
Mark Burnham November 02, 2012 at 06:00 PM
This is really what you took from this story?
John Parnell November 02, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Was Toni the pixie fairy or the army man?


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