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Nunchaku-Twirling Man Hauled to Jail
SF Weekly ^ | Thu., Aug. 1 2013 | Erin Sherbert

Posted on 08/03/2013 9:04:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Bruce Lee wannabe was arrested earlier this week after he allegedly refused to stop swinging his nunchaku, a popular ninja weapon that's illegal to possess here. We came across the intriguing story in the Ex this morning which reported that the man was seen whirling his weapon on Tuesday at about 4 p.m. on the first block of Cashmere Street in an area where children were hanging out, police said.

When officers arrived, they witnessed the man swinging his nunchaku around in front of a group of adults and children. When the cops approached them, the curious crowd dispersed.

The man reportedly refused to let go of his weapon, which didn't go over well with police; there was a brief scuffle with the cops who then found shurikens in his pants. Shurikens, for those of you who prefer guns, are those "throwing stars" that are used for stabbing or slashing others. They're made from knives or nails.

The man was stripped of his weaponry and hauled to jail where "chains and sticks" has a whole different meaning.


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1 posted on 08/03/2013 9:04:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
a popular ninja weapon that's illegal to possess here

California. Why doesn't this surprise.

FWIW, my fascination with nunchaku lasted for about a month when I was 13 and ended quickly when I whacked myself hard in the face while practicing my "moves" (i.e., trying to look cool). I still remember well being surprised at how much that hurt!

2 posted on 08/03/2013 9:19:16 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: nickcarraway
then found shurikens in his pants.

Ouch!

3 posted on 08/03/2013 9:20:04 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Drew68

That happened to I guy I knew back in the day.
He broke his nose LOL


4 posted on 08/03/2013 9:21:29 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Drew68

***a popular ninja weapon that’s illegal to possess here***

A common oriental agricultural tool, The rice flail.

People disarmed by Samurai had to make do with what tools they had to fight back.

Some say it is not true but look at a real rice flail and you see a nunchaku.


5 posted on 08/03/2013 9:46:56 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: nickcarraway

I was swinging one of my three pairs in two different katas at the dojo just this morning


6 posted on 08/03/2013 9:58:28 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: nickcarraway

weapon that’s illegal to possess here

A nunchuck?

Seriously?

Can you own a stick of wood in SF?


7 posted on 08/03/2013 10:02:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

We are now a nation ruled by thousands of little petty tyrants called leftists.


8 posted on 08/03/2013 10:06:32 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: nickcarraway

bm


9 posted on 08/03/2013 10:47:33 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Massachusetts law.

“Section 12. Whoever manufactures or causes to be manufactured, or sells or exposes for sale, an instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as a dirk knife, a switch knife or any knife having an automatic spring release device by which the blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches or a device or case which enables a knife with a locking blade to be drawn at a locked position, any ballistic knife, or any knife with a detachable blade capable of being propelled by any mechanism, slung shot, sling shot, bean blower, sword cane, pistol cane, bludgeon, blackjack, nunchaku, zoobow, also known as klackers or kung fu sticks, or any similar weapon consisting of two sticks of wood, plastic or metal connected at one end by a length of rope, chain, wire or leather, a shuriken or any similar pointed starlike object intended to injure a person when thrown, or a manrikigusari or similar length of chain having weighted ends; or metallic knuckles or knuckles of any other substance which could be put to the same use and with the same or similar effect as metallic knuckles, shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months; provided, however, that sling shots may be manufactured and sold to clubs or associations conducting sporting events where such sling shots are used. “

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter269/Section12


10 posted on 08/04/2013 4:43:45 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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Looks like they forgot to list toothpicks.


11 posted on 08/04/2013 4:49:39 AM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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Looks like they forgot to list toothpicks.

Ballpoint pens, chopsticks, shoelaces, rolls of quarters, socks full of sand, 2x4s, cricket bats & field hockey sticks (this is Massachusetts).....

And the BIG one... PITCHFORKS!

12 posted on 08/04/2013 5:35:08 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege

The local 7-11 here in FL has a nice display of shuriken behind the counter.


13 posted on 08/04/2013 6:41:49 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: BwanaNdege

They better hurry up and get it on the list or they'll be playing catch-up!

14 posted on 08/04/2013 6:57:29 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: nickcarraway

“...the man was seen whirling his weapon...”

Reportedly happens a lot in San Francisco.


15 posted on 08/04/2013 10:42:29 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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