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Romantic Rendezvous Becomes Ninja-Style Attack, Victim Claims

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A ninja may have been an assassin or spy in Japanese culture, usually trained for stealth during ancient Japan's era of civil wars. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)

A ninja may have been an assassin or spy in Japanese culture, usually trained for stealth during ancient Japan’s era of civil wars. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)

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JOLIET, Ill. (STMW) — A Joliet man told police he was attacked by two people with nunchuks and throwing stars after he showed up for what he thought would be a sexual
rendezvous with his ex-girlfriend.

The 44-year-old man called police after getting jumped around 1:15 a.m. in the alley off the 300 block of Youngs Avenue. He said he had called his ex-girlfriend and asked her to come over for sex, and she agreed.

A short time later, Katherine M. Casarez, 29, texted the victim that she was in a nearby alley, police said.

As the man walked to Casarez’s car, a masked man jumped out and hit him in the head with nunchuks, police said. Casarez then grabbed nunchuks of her own and hit the man on the head with them as well.

While investigating the crime scene, police found two throwing stars, including one stuck into a telephone poll.

Casarez, of Joliet, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery, unlawful use of a weapon and armed violence. Police were also seeking a 34-year-old Joliet man for questioning.

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