Joliet, IL — Michael Noll, 31, reportedly pimps his wife, Koren F. Noll, 23, to support their heroin addiction. Police allege that he recently decided increase his return-on-investment by robbing one of her prospective clients after she arranged a liaison with him through Craigslist. As clever as all of this sounds, what could possibly go wrong? Let’s see…
According to police, last Thursday night, James E. Wenberg, 35, contacted Korin Noll through the “back room” area of Craigslist and exchanged text messages to have her come to his house. Koren Noll arrived and “began negotiating a price for a sexual favor,” police said.
After Wenberg paid her the agreed amount, Noll reportedly used Wenberg’s cell phone to contact “a girlfriend” waiting in her car, but the “girlfriend” did not answer. Noll then allegedly told Wenberg that she was going to go outside to “speak with her ‘girlfriend’ and retrieve an outfit.”
Wenberg reportedly became suspicious and demanded she return his money before leaving. Police said that Wenberg first kept her from leaving but, after Korin Noll tried to give him a shot of pepper spray, Wenberg let her keep the money and told her to leave. According to Wenberg, she did and he locked the door behind her.
Police said that moments later, Wenberg observed what he thought was “someone trying to kick his front door open.” Wenberg – described by police as a ‘registered gun owner’ – retrieved a 12-gauge shotgun and used it to fire one shot as the door was being forced open.
Deputies responding to a break-in call from Wenberg repoortedly found the front door ripped off the hinges. The person attempting to break down the door was not to be found.
Meanwhile… on the other side of the island…
Koren and Michael Noll soon turned up at a local hospital with Michael Noll suffering a less-than-superficial gunshot wound to the back.
“Michael Noll had suffered a gunshot wound to the back with potential spinal damage,” police said. Michael Noll would be airlifted to a more capable trauma center where he is listed in stable condition. Police would interrupt his treatment to take this priceless keepsake photo. There is no evidence to suggest that he has just been administered a rectal thermometer with the girth and texture of a pretzel rod, but his eyes betray him…
Interestingly, earlier this month Koren Noll was arrested and charged with prostitution and her husband Michael Noll charged with promoting prostitution. This reportedly after she allowed police to use her prostitution business in a sting operation. The police must really not like you if they arrest you after you help them with their sting.
For this incident, Koren Noll was charged with prostitution and felony burglary and theft. Michael Noll was charged with residential burglary, vandalism and criminal trespass. At last report, they were both being held in county jail in lieu of $250,000 bail each.
The homeowner/client, Wenberg, who has a valid firearm owner’s identification card, was questioned by police and released. Sources said he is not expected to face any charges.Tags: Burglary, Koren Noll, Michael Noll, promoting prostitution, Prostitution, Shooting, Theft