Pixie fingered in botched costumed pot heist


It’s Halloween night, about 2 a.m. A grown woman in a pixie suit comes to your door in a panic, saying she needs to get away from her boyfriend. What do you do?

Before you answer, another woman in fatigues barges in, asks the pixie if she’s OK, and then later pulls a handgun on you. What now?

You might do what Novato’s David Murray Randolph did — try to grab the gun and confront the robbers. Especially if you were awaiting trial on marijuana cultivation charges, and protecting what police allege is a “large” grow operation in the home — like Randolph.

After Randolph did just that, a third woman — dressed in a hood and wig — burst in and suddenly joined the struggle.

In the scuffle, Randolph told police the hooded woman’s wig came off and he realized she was an ex-girlfriend. He then recognized the woman in fatigues as the ex-girlfriend’s daughter, a Coast Guard servicewoman.

Before escaping his house and running to safety, Randolph told police he was attacked with beer bottles, a metal lamp and glass from a shattered bong. Randolph sustained a 5-inch cut to his head that required 22 stitches.

Police rounded up the suspects in and around Petaluma over the next ten days.

Randolph’s ex-girlfriend, Keren Ann Blake, was arrested  Nov. 1 at a Petaluma homeless encampment.

The couple met on online dating site Plenty of Fish last December, police said, and that the relationship soured when Blake and her daughter, 20-year-old Teresa Leanne Gollihugh, bounced a $1,700 check to Randolph.

Gollihugh was arrested after being detained by Coast Guard officials when she tried to return to their Two Rock facility.

The Marin IJ reports an affidavit filed in Marin County court said Gollihugh admitted to police the entire scheme was intended to rob Randolph of marijuana.

Mollie Blumberg, the alleged pixie, was arrested Nov. 9 by police who recognized her walking down a Petaluma street.

Gollihugh and Blake pleaded not guilty to the robbery Tuesday, and Blumberg was arraigned Wednesday on related charges.

Jesse Garnier
Jesse Garnier is the editor and founder of SFBay. A Mission District native, he also teaches journalism as associate professor at San Francisco State University.

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