Ax Wielding Hero Stops Would Be Burglar

By: Stephanie Ando Email
By: Stephanie Ando Email

Tinting glass is something Carey Counsil does every day. However, fixing broken glass was his biggest concern Saturday night.

“It was rather shocking when I got the phone call at 3:30 AM that somebody had just broken into my shop after being broken into a week before,” said Carey Counsil, owner of Carey’s Detail & Window Tint.

A neighbor called 911 to report the crime just moments after the suspect smashed through the front door of the auto shop.

“I just heard someone breaking in…My husband went around to check it out…I hear a confrontation, if you can please hurry,” said the caller.

The confrontation didn't last long. The burglar didn't stand a chance against Bo Danysh and his Norwegian battle ax.

“Most people have their parents’ shotgun or whatever here in the country. Well I don't have a gun, so I have my family’s ax,” said Danysh. He has been working at the Renaissance Festival since he was 14 years old. He is trained in combat and martial arts.

The struggle started when Danysh chased the suspect across the street and into a field where he dropped the stolen money box. Danysh then grabbed the suspect by the belt and threw him over a car parked outside.

“At the time, he was pretty scared for his life. He kept saying not to kill him,” said Danysh.

The chase finally ended in front of Allan's Automotive.

“I picked him up and slammed him back down on the ground, put my knee between his shoulder blades and locked his legs behind him until the police came over,” said Danysh.

Danysh later recognized the burglar. The suspect was Freddy Martinez, a Carey's Window Tint employee. Martinez is charged with burglary and public intoxication. He also had an outstanding warrant for an unrelated crime. Martinez is in Brenham Police custody.

Despite a cash reward and recognition from Crimestoppers, Bo Danysh does not see himself as a hero.

“If you're hardwired to do something that's right, you need to do it, period…regardless of a reward, or notoriety, or publicity for that matter,” said Daysh.


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