Apparently the ANBU black ops are a horrible influence for fans in real-life. Before I explain this out, I had many crazy and outrageous adventures as an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island, but one thing I never attempted to do was rob a store as a means of testing my ninja skills. You read me correctly! Someone confused Naruto’s manga for a how-to-rob-stores-with-ninjutsu.
According to Atlanta’s WSB-TV, Christopher Zahyeer Atkins, 25, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, tried robbing a store because “…it was teaching him to be a ninja and how to enter secured areas.” The funniest part? He didn’t actually steal anything, according to police.
At 1 A.M EST, authorities responded to reports a man was breaking and entering in a local Target located at 100 block of Perimeter Center Place, Florida. According to Dunwoody’s Police Department: “Last night officers responded to a burglary alarm at one of our major retail stores.
The alarm company observed a suspect on camera making forced entry into the business. Officers quickly arrived on scene and checked the area. One of our officers observed a suspect walking away from the business matching the suspect description seen on camera.
Officers interviewed the suspect and he admitted to making forced entry into the business because he was reading the book Naruto, Volume 5. In this book it was teaching him to be a ninja and how to enter secured areas. He was arrested and charged with 1st degree burglary. (AS)”
Atkins was placed in jail for first-degree burglary charges. Contrary to what some articles are writing, Atkins didn’t actually rob anything; according to The Atlantic Journal-Constitution, he was found in possession of his belongings which consisted of 10 books, 10 DVDs, an ONN DVD player, a Samsung tablet, Bluetooth headphones, a clock, money and a book bag.