For his part, Wollard told the court, "I'm amazed. I'm stunned. I have spent my life pursuing education [and] helped the community. [T]hen one day this person breaks into my house ... he continues to do this, he assaults my daughter, he threatens me, I protect myself. [N]o one is injured in this whole thing, and I'm going to prison. ... And again, with all respect to [the court], I would expect this from the former Soviet Union, not the United States."
Wollard told the boy to leave, but instead, the boy attacked him, ripping out stitches from Wollard's recent surgery, and then ran off with Wollard's daughter.