WEST JORDAN, Utah (PIX11) — Two woman have been arrested after dressing up as ninjas and breaking into a home in Utah armed with knives and stun guns late Thursday.
The women, ages 18 and 22, forced their way through the door and were targeting a 15-year-old sexual assault victim who is set to testify against their boyfriend next week, police said.
“I went to the bottom of the stairs and saw a couple of ninjas coming down,” one of the men who brought the women down told FOX 13 News in Salt Lake City. “They were all dark gray or black, and they had black rubber gloves on and masks. All I could see was their eyes.”
The suspects are part of a polygamous relationship, according to the victim’s family. They believe the intruders intended to abduct the girl.
“My adrenaline was pumping so bad,” the man said. “They grabbed for me and one of them covered my mouth, and the other grabbed my throat, but they were both pretty small so I threw them back and started shouting to get anybody awake that I could.”
The man, who is not named in order to protect the victim’s identity, was able to pin down the female suspects until help arrived. The location of the incident is also being withheld to protect the victim’s identity.
The family released a statement that said they managed to restrain the women using a Samurai sword.
“We do believe it does involve the testimony that would be given in court next week,” West Jordan Police Department Officer Craig Powell told FOX 13 News, adding that the victim will be testifying as a juvenile in the sexual assault case.
The suspects were arrested on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated robbery and witness tampering.