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    Ninja FailArmy

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    Domino's ninja

    Georgia man who dressed as Ninja to rob store is convicted
    By Associated Pressupdated Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 4:39pm

    SAVANNAH, Ga. | Authorities say a metro Savannah man who dressed as a Ninja to rob a pizza store has been convicted of armed robbery and assault charges.

    The Savannah Morning News reports that a Chatham County jury on Tuesday found 21-year-old Benjamin John Scott guilty of robbing a Garden City Domino's Pizza clerk of $1,000 in June 2014.

    Jurors convicted the Garden City man of assaulting the clerk with a blunt object.

    Assistant District Attorney Matthew Breedon told jurors that the Ninja costume didn't work, since the clerk recognized the suspect's voice because he had worked at the Domino's outlet before robbing it.

    Breedon said Scott admitted he had been the bandit but insisted he did not mean to injure the clerk.

    Garden City is about five miles northwest of downtown Savannah.
    Wonder what the blunt object was...
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    Am I posting this in the right thread?

    Kung Fu stars? Sure. Why not?

    Cops: Rifles, knives, kung fu stars in New Springville man's arsenal
    Mira Wassef | mwassef@siadvance.com By Mira Wassef | mwassef@siadvance.com


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    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- The New Springville man busted earlier this week for having a cache of weapons also threatened a man with a fake gun, police allege.

    Anthony Romano, 34, pointed what appeared to be a black assault rifle in the man's side in front of the victim's daughter on Monday evening, according to allegations in court documents.

    Romano allegedly threatened the man during a dispute over a cellphone and that prompted a search by police of the home where the suspect lived with his parents, the Daily News reported.

    Authorities recovered two gravity knives, 16 kung fu stars, two loaded assault rifles and ammunition that were found in the basement, the criminal complaint says.

    The defendant, the complaint says, allegedly told the cops he fired the assault rifle in his backyard back in April.

    In another search, police seized 12 air soft pistols and eight air soft rifles. Ten of the air pistols and seven of the air rifles were fake, police said.

    Romano, of Bridgetown Street, was charged with four counts of criminal possession of a weapon, disposition, purchase of ammunition feeding devices, endangering welfare of a child, menacing in the second degree, unlawful, sale, possession or use of an imitation pistol, firearms and possession of ammunition, according to a spokesman for Acting District Attorney Daniel Master.
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    silly ninja

    Impromptu Ninja Act Frightens NYC Apple Store
    The agitated man just wanted some finely-crafted electronics.
    MAXIM MAN November 21, 2015 By STEVE HUFF



    The gauzy utopian peace of the Midtown East Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City was shattered Friday by an agitated man wielding a sword. Standing on the spiral staircase, the would-be ninja in a bucket hat drew a samurai sword and advanced until he was on the main floor, scattering customers to the walls. DNAInfo's report on the incident indicated the action didn't stop there:

    According to a witness who stood outside the store, the sword-wielding man came outside where he threatened to cut his own neck with the weapon.

    "He put the sword to the back of his neck and just held it there," said the 30-year old witness, who declined to give his name. "I've never seen anything like this in my life."

    Shortly afterwards the man was taken down by Apple Store security, reported DNAInfo. Appropriately enough, the man was taken to Bellevue for evaluation.

    An unnamed store employee told DNAInfo that the man said "I just want an iPhone!" while swinging his sword on the staircase.

    We hope the Apple Store ninja gets some much-needed medical help—not jail time—and that in the future he considers ordering his iPhone online.
    Really more of a Samurai-Wannabes, but who am I to argue with Maxim's headline?
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    a two-fer today!

    This is so obvious. Just read the headline.

    Ninja Blenders Recalled Due to Laceration Risk
    The blade assembly isn't locked into the container during use

    By Daniel DiClerico
    Last updated: November 17, 2015
    Ninja blenders feature a unique "stacked blade" assembly consisting of multiple sharp blades mounted at different heights inside the container—or "Total Crushing Technology" as the company calls it. Many Ninja blenders do perform very well overall in Consumer Reports' blender tests. The drawback is that the knife-like assembly isn't anchored in any way to the container, raising the risk of laceration. That's led to the announcement from Ninja that, in accordance with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, it is recalling a dozen blender models, following 53 reports of injury.

    This recall is different from most in that Ninja isn’t actually telling consumers to stop using their blenders, nor is it issuing a stop sale with retailers. Instead, it's giving customers a revised safety warning.

    Specifically, Ninja owners are being told to “empty the blender’s pitcher through the locked lid’s pour spout, or by removing both the lid and the stacked blade assembly from the pitcher before pouring.”

    Every Ninja blender we’ve tested features the same stacked-blade assembly, including the Ninja Professional NJ600 blender not listed in the recall. A company representative told to us that manuals for all models will eventually be updated with the same safety warning.


    Ninja Professional NJ600

    Ninja is the only manufacturer we know of that uses a blade assembly that isn't locked into the container during use. Its blades are also sharper than many other blenders, especially those with a blunt blade assembly that's designed to pulverize food by spinning at high speeds, rather than slicing through it.

    That being said, all blenders can cause injury. Indeed, blender injuries result in thousands of emergency-room visits each year. Many of these injuries occur during washing.

    With Ninja blenders, it’s best to use a dishwashing utensil to avoid direct hand contact with the blades; do the same with blenders with removable blade assemblies. When the blade assembly can't be removed, we advise adding soapy water to the container and running the blender until the container and blades are clean, instead of washing by hand.
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    martial arts throwing star stabbing

    If you're gonna smoke a joint, please use safe shuriken.

    Police: Men used ‘martial arts throwing star’ in NE Austin stabbing
    7:23 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 | Filed in: Local

    Two men were arrested Monday after they were accused of stabbing each other with a “martial arts throwing star” in Northeast Austin, according to an arrest affidavit.

    Kebin Moreno-Ayala, 24, and 19-year-old Henry Franco-Rivera, bumped into each other at the parking lot of a shopping mall at 7309 Cameron Rd. near Coronado Hills Dr. around 7 p.m. on Sunday, police said.

    Moreno-Ayala showed Franco-Rivera a weapon that resembles a throwing star that he just had bought and said something like “I can kill anyone here if I want to,” according to the affidavit.

    Franco-Rivera left to get some groceries at a nearby store, but when he walked back, he joined Moreno-Ayala and another person to smoke a marijuana joint, police said.

    The two men soon started arguing. After the altercation escalated to a shoving match, Moreno-Ayala pulled out his weapon, police said.

    Franco-Rivera told police he ran away, but he returned to retrieve his groceries, which he had dropped. He didn’t try to run again — he told police — because he realized he couldn’t outrun Moreno-Ayala. He suffered from stabbing wounds in his left shoulder, chest, wrist and across his face, the affidavit said.

    During the struggle, Franco-Rivera ended up with the weapon and began chasing Moreno-Ayala, who tripped and fell, the affidavit shows. Moreno-Ayala apologized, but Franco-Rivera stabbed him anyway, the affidavit said.

    When police arrived, officers followed a blood trail to Franco-Rivera’s apartment. The door was open and they saw a black 3-bladed weapon covered in blood on the living room’s floor, the affidavit said.

    Moreno-Ayala had a stab wound in his abdomen and an injury from his forehead to the back of his head, the affidavit said.

    Travis County Jail records show Moreno-Ayala and Franco-Rivera were in custody Tuesday afternoon with a bail set at $20,000 each.
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    "Cutlery"

    Reported on NINJA DAY. How apropos.

    Ninja stars, daggers among items highlighted in border agency's annual review
    By: Alexandra Paul
    Posted: 02/22/2016 6:55 PM

    Customs officials seized a shipment of lethal ninja stars marked "cutlery," arrested a man for giving immigrants false counselling and intercepted a chemical used to make a date rape drug.

    The three items were highlights of the year in review for arrests and seizures by the Canada Border Service Agency in Winnipeg.

    [IMG]http://media.winnipegfreepress.com/images/333*203/Photo+1+-+daggers+-+enclosed+haft+(brass+knuckles).jpg[/IMG]
    daggers seized by the Canada Border Services Agency.

    The 2015 review was condensed to a single page and listed the most dramatic seizures of contraband and arrests at overland borders and from commercial and passenger arrivals at the James Richardson International Airport.

    There were more than 300 contraband seizures, including 151 prohibited weapons and firearms, at the airport, Canadian Border Services reported Monday in its the year-end summary.

    The most inventive of the lot was the package destined for an Alberta address marked "Cutlery."

    When customs officials opened it, they came across a treasure trove of blades, including 30 five-pointed shurikens and five knifes with push-dagger handles.

    Shurikens, also known as Ninja stars, are a traditional Japanese concealed weapon, once as essential to samurai warriors as their swords.

    Shurikens are a prohibited weapon in Canada, as are the push-dagger knives seized with them as concealed weapons in the illegal shipment.

    The contraband also included 41 narcotics seizures.

    In June, officers seized two litres of a liquid known as GBL, a key ingredient in the manufacture of a date rape drug called gamma-hydroxybutyric acid. The shipment came from China and the importer was arrested by Winnipeg police with the assistance of customs officers.

    In August, a Winnipeg man, 43, pleaded guilty to counselling immigrants to make false claims but customs officials provided no details Monday on the nature of the claims. The review merely said the guilty plea was related to "counselling misrepresentation" under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

    The man was handed a fine of nearly $20,000, the review said.

    "He was fined $19,502 for his role in aiding up to 42 Canadian permanent residents to provide false information" to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada," the review stated.

    In November, another Winnipeg man was sentenced to two years less a day for his role in a multimillion-dollar cross-Canada steroid smuggling and distribution operation.

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    Gold Shuriken?

    Who the heck is going to toss one of these away?

    Japan Ninja Council fulfills wealthy shadow warriors’ wishes by selling solid gold throwing stars
    Casey Baseel 3 hours ago



    Stylish shinobi seeking silver shuriken similarly supplied.

    Last fall Japan’s Ninja Council was formed. While it’s still too early to give up hope that the organization’s real purpose is to protect us from an invading army of evil demons that have been sealed away beneath Mt. Fuji for the past 1,000 years, so far the group has been sticking to its publicly professed purpose of spreading knowledge about Japan’s famous shadow warriors and promoting ninja-related tourism.



    For its first major project, the Council spearheaded the production of a mobile game titled Ninja King-Ninja Rises, but its newest endeavor is something more traditional. Through a campaign on Japanese crowdfunding site Crowdrive, the Japan Ninja Council is offering throwing stars made of pure silver or gold, crafted one of Japan’s oldest medal-making companies, Matsumoto Kisho.

    Measuring nine centimeters (3.54 inches) across, the silver shuriken weighs 25 grams (0.88 ounces)…



    …while the identically sized gold version tips the scales at 50 grams.



    You might think that such conspicuous luxury runs counter to the understated subterfuge associated with the ninja, but their precious metal-construction has an upside from a legal standpoint. Possession and purchase of ordinary shuriken is heavily regulated under Japan’s Sword and Firearm Control Laws, but the two throwing stars being offered by the Japan Ninja Council are classified as art objects.

    Aside from gold’s pliable nature making it a poor choice for weaponry, another obvious reason for the loophole is the cost of the throwing stars. The silver star is priced at 150,000 yen (US$1,340), and if you want to pretend you’re James Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga’s Japanese cousin, the Man with the Golden Shuriken, that’ll cost you 770,000 yen. In other words, no one with the cash to buy these is doing so with the intention of sharpening their edges and throwing them around while robbing the local convenience store.

    The shurikens’ Crowdrive campaign can be found here. Since quantities are limited to just 10 stars of each variety, buying a spare probably isn’t an option, so you’ll want to keep yours safely stored and only use it for your most formal ninja social engagements.

    Source: Grapee
    Feature image: Crowdrive (edited by RocketNews24)
    Top image: Crowdrive (edited by RocketNews24)
    Insert images: Japan Ninja Council, Crowdrive (edited by RocketNews24)
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    Masturbating ninja

    Sometimes, something pops up on my newsfeed that just screams "POST THIS ON THE FORUM".

    SPD: Cops seek hipster ninja masturbator in U-District
    By LYNSI BURTON, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Updated 12:06 pm, Tuesday, March 15, 2016






    Seattle police seek this man, suspected of masturbating multiple times outside a University District home. He was caught on surveillance footage Feb. 7 wearing all black (which appears white in the image), including a wrap around his face and head and toe shoes.

    Seattle police trying to identify a masked man believed to have masturbated outside a home of University of Washington students multiple times.
    The behavior was first reported Jan. 10, when a woman called 911 to say she just saw a man pleasuring himself outside the front door of her home near the University District intersection of Northeast 52nd Street and 12th Avenue Northeast, according to police.
    Responding officers were unable to find the offender.
    A surveillance camera installed at the home caught a masturbator at the same home Feb. 7, showing a man covered head to toe in black, save for the two body parts he used to perform his mission, Seattle police reports say.
    His clothing included a hood, a wrap around his face and toe shoes. The night vision surveillance footage makes his attire appear white.
    The home's residents, all University of Washington students, reported hearing "suspicious" sounds outside the house several times. Detectives believe the man may have visited the home up to four times since November 2015.
    Seattle police ask anyone with information about the case or suspect to call 206-684-5575.
    Please please please tell me this is not one of our forum members here...
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    Ninja Burglar busted

    'Ninja Burglar' at work in Oakland Hills; person of interest in custody
    Henry K. Lee - KTVU reporter Published 12:12 pm, Tuesday, April 12, 2016


    Photo: KTVU
    On Monday evening, Oakland police told KTVU that a "person of interest," believed to be the person seen in the video, was in custody.

    Oakland hills residents called him the "Ninja Burglar." That's because of how he was dressed and what he was seen carrying under his arm.
    On Monday evening, Oakland police told KTVU that a "person of interest," believed to be the person seen in the video, was in custody.
    KTVU obtained surveillance video showing a man who cased homes in Oakland's Montclair District in the hills for several hours. He's seen carrying something long. Police don't know what it is. Some people think it's a sword.
    At about 3 a.m. Thursday, a woman was awakened by her pet cat. She saw a man in her courtyard on a street off Colton Boulevard. He was wearing a black knit cap, dark clothes and carrying a three-foot long object.
    The woman says even with three lights that went on, he didn't run. He walked slowly away. Police were called, but they didn't find him.
    Even as police were in the area, surveillance video shows the same man continued to lurking around for a couple more hours. At one point, the man stole several bikes, which were loaded into an SUV driven by a second suspect.
    Oakland police say they believe the videos will help them make arrests. Officers canvassed the neighborhood Monday in hopes of getting more video.
    "Our department, we're confident with this type of evidence we've received, because of technology, that we're able to solve this case," said Officer Marco Marquez, a department spokesman before the person of interest was taken into custody. "It's really a good example of the community coming together, communicating with each other."
    Police initially said they didn't know what the man was carrying.
    "At this point, we can't determine or say specifically what that is, whether it's a weapon or a burglary tool."
    Neighbors were unnerved, but police said it was the videos that helped officers identify and arrest the man.
    "I would rather not have anybody like that around me. I have two kids. I don't feel safe at all," said resident Jiyoung Kim as she pushed her young child in a toy stroller.
    Michelle Flemmer, who works with clients who live in the hills, agreed. "I'd think I'd be pretty alarmed if I saw that when I was overnight at a client's house and i was there by myself," said Flemmer as she walked two client's dogs on Colton Boulevard.
    There's a vid if you follow the link.
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    When a ninja burglar is not a ninja....

    This is the 5th Ninja Burglar posted on this thread. I just searched.

    'Ninja' Burglar Apologizes and Says He Has No Martial Arts Training
    By Nicholas Rizzi | April 25, 2016 3:05pm @nickr15


    Robert Costanzo, 46, dubbed the Robert Costanzo, 46, dubbed the "Ninja Burglar," apologized to his victim's in a taped confession, but denied actually being a ninja. View Full Caption Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel

    STATEN ISLAND — The "Ninja Burglar" has absolutely no training in martial arts.

    The revelation was made as Robert Costanzo, 46 apologized to his victims for "all the chaos and destruction" caused when he broke into more than 100 homes during a 10-year crimewave.

    "This is going to seem like a silly question, but are you a ninja?" a prosecutor asked him during his confession, a recording of which was acquired by the Staten Island Advance.

    "No," he answered.

    Costanzo, who will spend 25 years behind bars for the break-in spree, said he hoped his more than 100 victims would understand that he only turned to crime to support his family, according to the taped testimony.

    "I only used it as a means of survival as far as financially with my children, my family members that I help support," he said.

    "I'm truly sorry for my actions and hope that people can understand and come to terms that I didn't mean anything truly negative by it."

    His lawyer, John Stawicki, said after Costanzo's conviction last week that his client returned to a life a crime after he lost his job as an elevator technician. He'd previously been convicted of burglary and rape.

    From 2005 to 2015, Costanzo broke into more than 100 homes in Staten Island alone — though officers believe the number to be closer to 160. He was only charged with three of them because of the statue of limitations.

    In his taped confession, Costanzo told prosecutors that he couldn't be sure of the number because he never kept a tally of how many homes he targeted.

    He usually broke into the home while the owners were inside and wore all black with his face covered, resembling a ninja, District Attorney Michael McMahon said.

    The "Ninja Burglar" nickname started after a 2007 burglary where a Dongan Hills resident said he came face to face with a nunchuck-wielding burglar, but police did not tie Costanzo to that crime.

    In his confession, Costanzo said he was aware of the name but never used it himself nor was he actually trained as a ninja, he said.

    Costanzo is due back in court on June 14 to be officially sentenced.
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    There's dumb...

    ...and then there's ninja dumb.

    Man arrested after bringing ‘deadly’ martial arts weapons to LaGuardia Airport: TSA
    POSTED 12:26 PM, MAY 9, 2016, BY ASHLEY SOLEY-CERRO, UPDATED AT 12:27PM, MAY 9, 2016

    QUEENS, NY— A man is facing weapons charges after bringing an unusual assortment of weapons, which included three throwing knives, to the LaGuardia Airport, a TSA official said on Monday.


    A man was arrested at the LaGuardia Airport on May 7, 2016, after officers say they located the various martial arts weapons pictured in his bags. (Credit: TSA)

    The unnamed New Haven, Connecticut resident was arrested after being stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the airport’s check-in area on Saturday.

    Several martial arts weapons described as deadly, including three throwing knives, a traditional throwing star, expandable throwing star, as well as a dagger were located after the officers detected weapons among his carry-on items, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said in a statement.

    Port Authority police were called to the scene, and later confiscated the weapons and arrested the man.

    The incident did not impact airport operations, but “serves as a reminder that passengers are responsible for the contents of bags they bring to the security checkpoint,” Farbstein said.

    The TSA advises all passengers to thoroughly check bags before coming to any airport.
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    So dumb

    Man stabs SWAT officer, throws ninja star
    Daniel Borunda, El Paso Times 11:10 p.m. MDT August 22, 2016


    (Photo: Courtesy El Paso Police Department)

    An El Paso man allegedly stabbed a SWAT officer in the leg and attacked police with a ninja throwing star during a nearly seven-hour standoff during the weekend, police officials said Monday.

    Eliott Charles Alcantar, 27, was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant in connection with a SWAT situation that began Friday night at a home in the 10100 block of Buckwood Avenue on the East Side, police said.

    About 8:30 p.m. Friday, police responded to a family fight call at the home, officials said. Alcantar was confrontational while speaking with officers, who asked him to come out of the house. While an officer was trying to talk to him, Alcantar allegedly threw a ninja star at her but missed.

    The special weapons and tactics team and crisis management negotiators were deployed. During the hours-long standoff, Alcantar repeatedly threatened police with various knives, police said.

    About 3:10 a.m. Saturday, Alcantar came out of the home to be taken into custody by SWAT, police said. When officers approached, Alcantar allegedly used a large knife to stab a SWAT officer in the left calf. Other officers took away the knife and Alcantar was arrested.

    The officer was treated at a hospital and released.

    Alcantar remained jailed Monday under a total bond of $100,000.
    Amazed he wasn't shot.
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    The Onderberg Ninjas

    Onderberg Ninjas is a great ninja name, or maybe for a Kwaito band.

    Sword of justice falls on ninja gang
    2016-09-01 16:16
    Eric Mashaba, News24


    (Photo: Nielen de Klerk, News24)

    Mbombela - The four “Onderberg Ninjas”, who used guns and samurai swords to terrorise and rob Mpumalanga farmers, have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms.

    Moses Silinda, 33, from Mangweni near Komatipoort, and Mozambican nationals Pieto Gwambe, 30, Sam Chauke, 40, and Veins Gavane, 30, were sentenced in the Nelspruit Regional Court on Wednesday.

    Gwambe, Chauke and Gavane each pleaded guilty to a charge of being illegally in the country.

    Magistrate Andre Geldenhuys found them guilty on all the charges they faced, including armed robbery, assault, kidnapping, and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

    He sentenced Silinda and Gwambe to 21 years and three months’ imprisonment each, and Chauke and Gavane to 30 years and three months' imprisonment each.

    Capture

    Local residents, security companies, police, and SA National Defence Force members arrested them on November 23 2011. They were involved in a series of attacks and armed robberies on Malelane and Komatipoort farms.

    Prosecutor Isabet Erwee said after their arrest, the crimes stopped.

    “The accused were named Onderberg Ninjas because they got hold of firearms and swords. They committed violent armed robberies, and severely assaulted their victims,” Erwee said.

    “One of the victims was so traumatised that after the attack, she was forced to leave her farm. They attacked their victims in the early hours of the morning and also during the afternoon, in broad daylight. They planned their attacks well and worked in a group,” said Erwee.

    Geldenhuys said one of the victims, gardener Michael Mahlalela, was beaten up so badly he became deaf and was forced to stop working.

    They attacked him at his employer’s home on November 5 2011. The expensive household items they stole from his employer were recovered at the three accused's homes in Mozambique.

    On the day of their arrest, they attacked Gabriel Strydom and Beatrix Botha in their home in Hectorspruit using a firearm, sword, and bricks. Strydom sustained an open slash wound to his head. They stole his firearm. Geldenhuys said the couple were good citizens who ran a successful business on their farm.

    The Strydoms called for help on a two-way radio and their neighbours, police, security companies launched a search, with the help of an SANDF helicopter. Three of the “ninjas” were caught hiding in a densely-wooded area.
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    I like ninja

    Man arrested in Japan for stockpiling throwing stars and knives because he “likes ninja”
    Casey Baseel 19 hours ago


    He had the arsenal of Japan’s shadow warriors, but not their stealth.

    Shortly before noon on October 7, a municipal police officer on patrol in the coastal town of Joestsu, in Niigata Prefecture, spotted a car parked in a vacant lot. As he approached to investigate, he noticed the vehicle was occupied, by a 58-year-old man who was sleeping inside it.

    The officer woke the man to ask him who he was and why he was sleeping in the lot. He identified himself as an employee of a company located in the city, but during the course of the conversation, the officer noticed a collection of bladed instruments inside the vehicle. Dozens of them, actually, and not just knives, but shuriken (throwing stars) as well.

    In addition to strict gun control laws, Japan also has regulations regarding the possession and transport of blades, and so the man was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of violating the Swords and Firearms Control Law. During questioning, he told the authorities that he’d purchased the knives from military paraphernalia shops or through mail order services. As for the shuriken, he hand-crafted them himself by repurposing lawn mower blades, so that he could throw them for his own amusement.

    When asked by the authorities just what he was doing with such a large arsenal of bladed weaponry, the man simply said:

    “I like ninja.”

    Look, we get it. Ninja are undeniably cool, and if liking them was a crime, at least half of the people who work for RocketNews24 would be in jail right now. But while the cops have no problems with you dressing up as a shinobi for Halloween or attending the Ninja Academy, they do take issue with arming yourself like you’re getting ready to go to war with the Koga Clan. The statement from the police indicates that they seized approximately 170 knives and shuriken, because really, once your in-car stash of ninja weapons passes 100 pieces, the exact number doesn’t really matter so much anymore; the police have all the evidence they need.

    Truly, the moral of this story is to leave the ninja lifestyle to the professionals.

    Source: Asahi Shimbun via Jin
    Top image: Gatag (edited by RocketNews24)
    Good thing our warehouse isn't in Japan, because we have more than 170 shuriken in stock for sure.
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
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