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Suspects in botched home invasion robbery charged

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:30 a.m. HST, May 20, 2014

Two people detained by their victims during a botched home invasion robbery on Date Street have been charged with robbery and kidnapping, police said.

Meleana Toilolo, 25, and Solomon Kaleimamahu, 35, both face seven counts each of first-degree robbery and kidnapping. They were charged Sunday. Bail was set at $20,000 for Toilolo, of Kaimuki, and $40,000 for Kaleimamahu, who did not give police an address.

The two remained at Oahu Community Correctional Center on Tuesday unable to post bail. 

Police said the pair entered the home about 1 a.m. Saturday and demanded property. Seven people inside detained the duo until officers arrived, police said.

Mike Werdien, 23, who lives at the 2620 Date St. home across from Laau Street, said the pair covered their faces with bandannas and carried a bat and a piece of lumber.

He and his friends initially thought the intrusion was a joke, but eventually pounced on the robbers and stripped them of their weapons.

He said no one in the house knew the suspects.

 "At the end, when we were holding them down, they were like, 'Just let us go. We got the wrong house," he said on Saturday. "We were kind of dumbfounded."

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HAJAA1 wrote:
LOL what a complete set of LOSERS!
on May 20,2014 | 07:48AM
silvangold wrote:
babooze, babooze baabaabbaaabbbbbaaaabaa
on May 20,2014 | 08:08AM
futless wrote:
Yeah they sure did get the wrong house, but they more importantly got what they deserved.
on May 20,2014 | 08:27AM
Skyler wrote:
Right on.
on May 20,2014 | 11:32AM
saveparadise wrote:
Sorry lolos, this card or dice game is closed. They are lucky to be alive and well after this blunder.
on May 20,2014 | 09:15AM
hikine wrote:
Epic fail.
on May 20,2014 | 09:52AM
false wrote:
They should have kick the living days lights out of them then call the police and claim self defense. lol
on May 20,2014 | 11:14AM
Skyler wrote:
Batman & Batwoman, lol. Baboozes to da max.
on May 20,2014 | 11:31AM
den wrote:
on May 20,2014 | 12:16PM
rayhawaii wrote:
Stupid is as stupid does. Too much video games that make you think you can never lose.
on May 20,2014 | 05:50PM
lokela wrote:
losers are born every minute and here's a couple.
on May 21,2014 | 07:28AM
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