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The Iga Clan Did It Better

Police patrolling a Seattle, Wash., neighborhood heard a man screaming for help. The officer quickly found the unnamed man: he was impaled on a metal fence post. “The male claimed he was not being chased,” the resulting police report notes, “but rather he thought he was a ninja and would be able to successfully leap over the 4'–5' fence.” A police spokesman added that “Clearly he was overconfident in his abilities.” (RC/Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer) ...Have you ever met someone who claimed to be a ninja who wasn’t?
Original Publication Date: 13 December 2009
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 16.

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