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.


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.