Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

On Sunday, December 8, 2019 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the parking lot of Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond on a report of a fight. When they arrived, they found the victim in the parking lot with severe injuries to her head and face. The victim was at Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond as a contractor providing court-ordered supervision between Theresa Colosi and her 12-year-old son. 

During the visitation, Colosi began to act suspicious while walking with her son, which caught the victim’s attention. Colosi then swung a metal object at the victim, hitting her in the head several times. The victim told the child to run into Zodo’s for help. Colosi began to follow the child, but then ran to her vehicle and fled the area. Bystanders immediately called 9-1-1.

A detective working overtime on patrol was one of the initial responding units and immediately began an investigation. Through the investigation, detectives learned that Colosi had chartered a private jet that departed Lompoc Airport at around 10:48 a.m. to Glacier International Airport in Montana. Detectives also learned that prior to the incident at Zodo’s Colosi gave away her belongings, withdrew $900,000 from her bank account, and chartered the flight with fictitious names for herself, her son, and her dog. 

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives authored a Ramey warrant for Colosi’s arrest and coordinated with Law Enforcement in Whitefish, Montana who conducted surveillance on her suspected hideout location.

This morning, at approximately 500 hours, Whitefish Detectives witnessed Colosi exit the location and get into a cab. Whitefish Detectives conducted a high-risk stop of the cab and arrested Colosi. She is currently being held without bail at Flathead County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Santa Barbara for charges of attempted murder and attempted child kidnapping. The identities of the victims are not being released.


Source: Whitefish Police Department

At approximately 5:15 a.m. this morning, 12-11-2019, the Whitefish Police Department and members of the Northwest Drug Task Force arrested Dr. Theresa Lynn Colosi, age 55 of San Jose, California on a 1 million dollar warrant for Attempted Murder and Attempted Child Abduction.

Whitefish Police received a request for assistance from the Santa Barbara California Sheriffs Department who stated that Colosi, an orthopedic surgeon, had assaulted a court appointed observer during a court ordered supervised visit with her child. The observer was seriously injured. However, Colosi’s attempt to abduct the child was unsuccessful. Santa Barbara law enforcement also stated that Colosi had withdrawn a large amount of cash from one of her accounts and had chartered an aircraft to Glacier Jet Center at Glacier International Airport. Further information indicated that Colosi was staying at an address in Whitefish.

Armed with that information officers conducted a surveillance of the residence and observed a taxi pick up a female at approximately 5:00 a.m. this morning. The female matched the description of Colosi. A traffic stop was conducted by Whitefish patrol officers who took Colosi into custody without incident. Colosi is currently being held at the Flathead County detention center awaiting extradition to California. The investigation is ongoing.

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a-1576209506 Dec 12, 2019 07:58 PM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

$900,000 and the best she could come up with was Montana? She could have got a blackmarket passport for her son and disappeared for good. Very poor planning on her part and attacking the supervisor was the ultimate in stupidity. I feel for the son. Poor kid.

Lina24 Dec 12, 2019 12:07 PM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

I wonder what the back story is on this. Why was the child taken from her? I remember a tragic story of a mother who lost custody of her daughter because she accused her ex of molesting her. The problem is that she was telling the truth and that poor girl was ordered to live with her molester full time. Fortunately the child's grandparents rescued her and took her to New Zealand because NZ would protect her under their asylum laws. The girls mother was arrested and stayed in jail for years because she refused to say where her daughter was hiding. She would have stayed in jail indefinitely until President Clinton pardoned her. Anyhow, you never know if that's the case here. I wish they would publish the circumstances when there is a parental abduction.

Luvaduck Dec 12, 2019 10:45 AM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

She looks like she's "been through the mill." I am curious about the back-story, too. It may be one of those "which came first the chicken or the egg?" stories in terms of mental health. No one is risk-free.

ZeroHawk Dec 12, 2019 10:35 AM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

this poor mother, son, and social worker. this isn't good for any of them. let me just say that i was that boy in another situation, but similar when i was a kid. this system tears families apart. allowing people to separate a mother from her child, well this is the outcome almost every time. unless you have been in this situation, in any way, you really can't judge. it's not right what she did, but you don't understand the frame of mind someone is in when their child is taken from them. this is just very very sad. now they will lock her up. the boy won't ever get his mother back.

Flicka Dec 12, 2019 10:28 AM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

Many people get divorces without a parent needing supervised visiting with the child/children. There is a reason for it, maybe we could get the rest of the story. I had a friend who did supervising. She was a loving woman and not a friend of the judge or anyone else to get the job. This poor supervisor got badly hurt for doing her job. It's likely if the child wanted to be with his mother he wouldn't have run away from her.

El Barbareno Dec 12, 2019 10:19 AM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

So Ronald Reagan is to blame for "No Fault Divorce" so he could marry Nancy? You have a greatly distorted view of reality. Reagan divorced Jane Wyman in 1949 (that would be 18 years before he was governor) and married Nancy Davis in 1952 (that would be 15 yeas before he became governor). It was Governor Edmund Brown that started the process in 1966 following recommendations of various committees and the California Assembly . It took three years of study, proposals and refinements before it was passed by the State Assembly and State Senate and presented to Governor Reagan as the "Family Law Act" to sign.

a-1576170451 Dec 12, 2019 09:07 AM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

I noticed at the SB Courthouse this week, a metal detector and deputy stationed outside the Family Law And Child Custody Office. Desperate parents and a broken legal system necessitated the expense. Family Law differs from civil law: a marital, pre-nup, post-nup, and divorce settlement contractual agreements are meaningless. None are worth the paper they are written on. All family law contracts are subject to the assigned activist judge’s whims and authority to toss leaving you with nothing. Note how few attorneys disclose this fact before taking your $50,000 to write up a 2-Party, spousal contract. Any wonder why some folks trapped in the legal system do desperate things? Hope she gets a jury of divorced peers or children from divorce.

jqb Dec 12, 2019 04:38 PM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

An "activist judge" is simply one who makes decisions you don't agree with. Meanwhile, it seems that Dr. Colosi went to great lengths to plan a kidnapping and was willing to kill someone to carry it out. Let's hope the jurors take their oaths seriously. And kudos to the detective who started the investigation and the rest of the great police work.

giftedinSB Dec 12, 2019 09:18 AM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

I used to work for a family law attorney, and he once asked me, "Do you know what the most dangerous field of law is?" I said criminal, and he said, "No - family. When children and money are involved, people get ugly."

a-1576168788 Dec 12, 2019 08:39 AM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

Google to watch Divorce Corp by young dad Joe Sweeny and other divorcees . For those of us who have been forever damaged by the horrors, corruption and shortcomings of the CA SB Superior Court, she has our empathy as a parent likely pushed over the edge by the system. CA’s No Fault divorce was initiated by self-serving Ronald Reagan to marry Nancy to then exemplify bad parenting during decades of their governing as one while ignoring their confused kids Patty and Ron. Having observed these so-called supervised visitations during which a parent is ordered to pay for the ‘supervising adult’ up to $200/hour to see their child , I know I would not be in a position see post-divorce the child I birthed and raised to age 12 pre-divorce. Some of us are forced by the Courts to the end of our limits. Some stay to fight, others walk away or flee (in)justice . Something clicked. I had a 12-year old son at the time by husband, his father walked out on us — or politically correct, walked out on ‘me ‘to forever damage him more than me because I’m older and will die first. Desperation and need to dull the pain drives drug and alcohol abuse, suicides, murders, and the flight instinct: she choose to try to escape the nightmare by fleeing justice and it’s many shortcomings. I’ve compassion and concern for both son and his mother. Divorce and custody are heavy life and societal matters. Flippant knee jerk reactions worsen the crisis. Only those who have experienced the depth of the pain relate. May she be treated as a hurting Mom. If she’s on Xanax which distorts judgement may this fact be considered. Keeping both son and mother in my thoughts.

a-1576159550 Dec 12, 2019 06:05 AM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

Pretty scary, glad the boy is safe. She sure had access to an amazing amount of money so we know money isn't why she was in this situation. Sad for the boy, who knows what he has been through, besides this horrifying experience, at the hands of his mother. Probably won't be hard now to have her parental rights completely taken away forever.

a-1576209004 Dec 12, 2019 07:50 PM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

DEC 12, 2019 08:46 AM. You just go right ahead and rewrite it however it suits you. None of know what's really going on with this, apart from what we've read here. Unless someone on Edhat is familiar with the family involved?

a-1576169198 Dec 12, 2019 08:46 AM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

As reported, she liquidated her assists (home) and and gave away belongings. She may have wanted the $900K to give her son for his safety net prior to commuting suicide: we don’t know. Perhaps while a homeowner she had cash flow challenges. She obviously was in pain, hurting, while away from her son.

a-1576118727 Dec 11, 2019 06:45 PM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

We were at the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival last year in Fruita, Colorado. I am pretty sure this doctor was sitting next to us while we were eating a plate of ribs at Rib City. Will never forget ordering a beer that was named "Dirty Hippy."

jqb Dec 12, 2019 04:47 PM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

She went to great lengths to plan a kidnapping and apparently was willing to kill someone to do it, so a supervisor was obviously appropriate and talk of judicial cronyism and dimwits is misdirected.

a-1576169547 Dec 12, 2019 08:52 AM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

Paying a supervisor to see your own kid is a horrible ordeal, plus judicial cronyism at its worse. Great highly paid job for the relative or friend of the judge. Often the supervised parent asks a friend to join the visitation to monitor and document the commands of the visitation supervisor who are too often self-righteous, judicial empowered dimwits.

giftedinSB Dec 11, 2019 03:20 PM
Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping at Zodos

This is like something out of a movie. Somewhere along the way, she snapped. What a shame that someone bright enough to earn a medical degree wasted her potential with violence and poor choices. I wish the victim a full and speedy recovery, both physically and emotionally.

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