Move over Michelangelo, there's a new nunchaku-wielding ninja on the block – and he was not afraid to come out of his shell this week.
However, the home-grown martial artist was arrested in the Bayview district Tuesday afternoon, police said, when he would not put down his homemade nunchaku at the request of police officers.
The suspect was reportedly twirling his weapon around in the first block of Cashmere Street about 4 p.m. in an area where children also were present, police said. Nunchaku are illegal to possess.
When officers arrived, they reportedly saw the suspect swinging his nunchaku around in front of a group of adults and children. As officers got closer, the crowd dispersed. The suspect refused to drop the weapon, which led to a scuffle. The man was eventually taken into custody. But nunchaku were not the only weapon in this ninja's arsenal.
A search of the suspect also revealed several homemade shurikens in his pants. Shurikens are commonly known as throwing stars and can be used for throwing, stabbing or slashing. They can be made from everyday items such as nails or knives.
The suspect was booked at the Bayview Police Station on weapons violations and resisting arrest.