7.01.2008

Barnegat Ninja

Here's another tale of the poor, maligned legend of the ninja in contemporary society. Ninjas are not to be feared... they are to be embraced and celebrated.

BARNEGAT — Carly Shilling could hardly believe her eyes.

The librarian-in-training was a few minutes early for work at the Barnegat branch of the Ocean County Library on Wednesday morning when she saw a man dressed in what looked like black pajamas sprinting past the parking lot carrying a large sword.

"I was like, "Did I really just see a ninja?' " said Shilling, 23.

Turns out she did not.

The man clad in all black moving stealthily along the wood line was merely a camp counselor on his way to a costume-theme orientation at a nearby school. But Shilling did not know that when she dialed the township Police Department to report a man running around with a sword.

After receiving her report, police instituted a lockdown at the township's public schools as a precaution.

2 comments:

odd facts said...

Poor ninja!

Baba Doodlius said...

She never would have seen him were he a real ninja. Everybody knows real ninjas are invisible.