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Russian Ninja arrested in Italy

Postby Ghona » Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:56 pm UTC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6746051.stm

And people told me ninjas didn't exist :)
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Postby The Dork Knight » Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:55 pm UTC

I mean, what boy DOESN'T idolize England's most famous ninja, Robin Hood?
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Postby Solt » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:53 pm UTC

It says the ninja was outwitted. But all that happened was some guy accidentally fired his rifle when he tripped, then called the police. How is that being outwitted?
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Postby Castaway » Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:41 am UTC

Yeah, that's amazing. Here's some copypasta about a similar event (the archive of the newspaper it's from is not free, so i found the full text).
Four McDonald's employees escaped a terrifying ordeal unscathed yesterday morning, after a thug armed with a samurai sword crawled into their restaurant through a drive-through window. "No one was injured or anything, so that's fantastic," a store manager said later in the day, adding the employees in question had all been sent home to get some rest.

"They are a little shaken up, though."

The bizarre incident began just before 5:30 a.m., when a car pulled into the drive-through lane of the McDonald's at Pembina Highway and Chancellor Drive, Winnipeg police Const. Shelly Glover said yesterday.

The car triggered an in-store mechanism signalling someone was at the window, but when a staff member attended, they weren't asked to take any breakfast orders.

HELD SWORD TO THROAT

Instead, a man armed with a samurai-style sword and a metal pipe confronted the employee, eventually forcing his way through the window and into the restaurant, Glover said.

Once inside, the suspect held the sword to a 17-year-old manager's throat while ordering the other staffers -- two of them 17-year-olds, the other a 31-year-old -- to lie on the floor.

"This was a very serious robbery," Glover said. "Robberies are thefts that involve violence, and this is an extreme example."

Still armed with the sword, the bandit then led the manager to the back, where a second suspect was given entry through a rear door.

The two then bound the employees with duct tape while the manager turned over an undisclosed amount of cash. The manager was also bound with tape before the two suspects fled the scene.

After managing to free themselves, the employees called police.

Glover said all four workers escaped injury, but will likely be scarred nonetheless.

"This was a very traumatic incident for these victims," she said. "They're going to be experiencing the emotional impacts of these events."

The restaurant's afternoon manager, who asked not to be named, said the last incident of such severity he could recall took place almost a decade ago, when a late-night employee in Westwood was handcuffed to his own car while a female manager was robbed at gunpoint.

Discussing yesterday's holdup, Glover said: "We have seen other incidents where swords were used, but this one was certainly unique in that a sword and a pipe were used by a suspect who still managed to crawl through a drive-through window."

A police investigation will check store surveillance cameras to see whether they captured any images of the suspects, Glover said.

The two men were wearing balaclavas, sunglasses and dark clothing, she added.

Anyone with information relating to the robbery is asked to call police at 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 786-TIPS (786-8477)
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Postby TheTankengine » Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:09 pm UTC

Man, that would really suck to be a 31-year old man working at McDonald's for a 17-year-old manager.
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Postby Omegaton » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:09 pm UTC

Solt wrote:It says the ninja was outwitted. But all that happened was some guy accidentally fired his rifle when he tripped, then called the police. How is that being outwitted?

I was thinking the same thing...

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Re: Russian Ninja arrested in Italy

Postby Random832 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:01 pm UTC

So... his weapons of choice are a bow and a knife (not swords, shuriken, or anything like that), and says he was inspired by Robin Hood.

The media is calling him a "ninja".

FAIL.

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Re: Russian Ninja arrested in Italy

Postby Dauric » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:20 pm UTC

Given the number of stories that involve Katana, even after referring to them as Samurai swords, that still call a person involved a wanna-be Ninja you'd think that Japan should just change it's name to Ninjan, since everything that comes from there is obviously related to Ninjas. And it would make my Ninjastation 3 that much cooler. I'd be driving around in my Ninjassan truck. and when I don't feel like cooking I'll have Ninja-Noodles instead of Ramen.
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Re: Russian Ninja arrested in Italy

Postby Princess Marzipan » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:22 pm UTC

Guys, you just let a spambot necro a TWO AND HALF YEAR OLD THREAD.
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Re: Russian Ninja arrested in Italy

Postby The Reaper » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:23 pm UTC

Dauric wrote:Given the number of stories that involve Katana, even after referring to them as Samurai swords, that still call a person involved a wanna-be Ninja you'd think that Japan should just change it's name to Ninjan, since everything that comes from there is obviously related to Ninjas. And it would make my Ninjastation 3 that much cooler. I'd be driving around in my Ninjassan truck. and when I don't feel like cooking I'll have Ninja-Noodles instead of Ramen.

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Re: Russian Ninja arrested in Italy

Postby Spacemilk » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:34 pm UTC

Princess Marzipan wrote:Guys, you just let a spambot necro a TWO AND HALF YEAR OLD THREAD.

A rare story! Ninja hold-upper? uses ninja sword? It's really unique!

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Re: Russian Ninja arrested in Italy

Postby Dauric » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:37 pm UTC

Spacemilk wrote:
Princess Marzipan wrote:Guys, you just let a spambot necro a TWO AND HALF YEAR OLD THREAD.

A rare story! Ninja hold-upper? uses ninja sword? It's really unique!

You can't say no!


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Re: Russian Ninja arrested in Italy

Postby Random832 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:43 pm UTC

Princess Marzipan wrote:Guys, you just let a spambot necro a TWO AND HALF YEAR OLD THREAD.

It said active topics - spambots shouldn't be considered 'active'.

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Re: Russian Ninja arrested in Italy

Postby SummerGlauFan » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:20 pm UTC

Princess Marzipan wrote:Guys, you just let a spambot necro a TWO AND HALF YEAR OLD THREAD.


Even after two and a half years, the Ninja still pops back up.
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Re: Russian Ninja arrested in Italy

Postby Woxor » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:45 pm UTC

Ha ha, I love that the ninja rode a bicycle.

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Re: Russian Ninja arrested in Italy

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:00 pm UTC

Princess Marzipan wrote:Guys, you just let a spambot necro a TWO AND HALF YEAR OLD THREAD.

This is going to be like that duck thread, isn't it?

Random832 wrote:It said active topics - spambots shouldn't be considered 'active'.

There's no difference between the "active thread" list and the "new post" list - not sure why there are 2 in the first place
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