Police: Would-be ninja arrested for flailing 'nunchucks' at woman

Police: Would-be ninja arrested for flailing 'nunchucks' at woman
Nunchaku (Wikimedia Commons photo by Arivumathi)

SEATTLE -- A would-be ninja was arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly twirling a pair of nunchaku, commonly known as "nunchucks," at a woman trying to get by him on First Hill.

According to the Seattle Police Department, the woman approached the 46-year-old man near Terry Avenue and Terrace Street while he was busy flailing a pair of nunchaku, a Japanese weapon comprised of sticks connected by a chain or rope.

She warned the man he could hurt someone swinging those things around, but he only swore at her and continued to flail away, according to police.

The woman turned and walked away from the man. And, he reportedly followed her for a bit, still swinging his nunchaku, before stopping.

The woman called 911 from home, and officers found the man still practicing his ninja moves near Terry Avenue and James Street.

He was arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of unlawful use of weapons and harassment. His nunchaku were confiscated.

The Seattle Police Department urges Seattle residents not to panic, as there has been no rise in ninja-related crimes.

For a lesson on how to properly deploy nunchaku, please enjoy this demonstration from Black Dynamite.

Ed. Note: The author apologizes the Seattle Police Department already beat him to references to both and Michelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Bruce Lee. He will not apologize for linking to "Black Dynamite."