Skip to comments.ATF rids Univ. of ninja threat (University of Georgia)
Posted on 04/12/2006 1:02:51 PM PDT by Cagey
ATF agents are always on alert for anything suspicious including ninjas.
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm agents, on campus Tuesday for Project Safe Neighborhoods training, detained a suspicious individual near the Georgia Center, University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said.
Jeremiah Ransom, a sophomore from Macon, was leaving a Wesley Foundation pirate vs. ninja event when he was detained.
After being held in investigative detention, he was found to have violated no criminal laws and was not arrested.
It was surreal, Ransom said. I was jogging from Wesley to Snelling when I heard someone yell freeze.
Ransom said he thought a friend was playing a joke before he realized officers had guns drawn and pointed at him.
ATF agents had noticed Ransoms suspicious behavior and clothing and gave chase, apprehending him, Williamson said.
Agents noticed someone wearing a bandanna across the face and acting in a somewhat suspicious manner, peeping around the corner, said ATF special agent in charge Vanessa McLemore.
Ransom was wearing black sweatpants and an athletic T-shirt with one red bandanna covering the bottom half of his face and another covering the top of his head, Williamson said.
Seeing someone with something across the face, from a federal standpoint thats not right, McLemore said, explaining why agents believed something to be amiss.
Agents noticed Ransom peering around a corner and said when police sirens sounded, he took off running.
After chasing Ransom and identifying themselves, ATF agents detained him, turning him over once University Police arrived, McLemore said.
Ransom said Williamson told him the incident should not have been handled in such a manner and he would file a complaint with the ATF.
I was in shock, to say the least, Ransom said.
He should have kept running. Those guys don't look like they could have caught anyone in a foot race.
oh.. its too bad it wasn't a muslim woman in a burkha.. atf might actually get in trouble for screwing up.
WTF???? New double speak.
The kid was lucky to get out alive and relatively unbruised.
That is an unusual double post for me. I dropped my mouse and somehow this got posted, then when I hit post it did it again.
IF, this story is accurate. And if that picture is real then the agents should be in jail.
Hey officers, please let him go. He's with us.
probably missed the bus to the latest protest "event."
I believe this boy has sustained an expensive neck injury.
The feds only get involved if at least half the face is covered. Eye patches are usually looked upon as a matter for the local boys.
What the hell is a priate vs. ninja event?
Thug pigs! Plain and simple. Suspicious?
Should be a law against being a cop while stupid.
Any professional would know that real ninja's don't have racing stripes down the side of their sweat pants.
Keeping America safe from ninjas!
True, and peglegs and shoulder perching parrots aren't conducive to jogging.
Bureau of Atrocity, Terror, Fascism.
Truly Armed and Truly Dangerous.
It's apparently akin to Chuck Norris vs. Jack Bauer stuff... who's tougher, etc... There's websites on google, but my work firewall filters "tasteless." :)