A 25-year-old man was arrested on burglary charges for doing a Naruto impression…or so he told the police.
Christopher Atkins was arrested for breaking into a Target store in an Atlanta, Georgia suburb. During questioning, he told the police that he was learning ninja arts and how to silently enter secured areas from reading Naruto. It’s safe to say that Atkins has failed his training.
Officer Sillah told reporters, “Officers made contact and began interviewing him. He said he was reading a book, Naruto, and in the book, it was teaching him to be a ninja and enter secured areas.”
While Atkins was charged with first-degree burglary, he didn’t actually steal anything from the Target store. He was carrying a bag with books, DVDs, and a tablet, but none of the items were from the store. Atkins has not had his bond hearing yet.
Take this as a lesson kids, don’t mimick anything you read in a manga.