Friday, April 14, 2006

ATF Busts A Ninja...Sort Of.

The ATF was on campus at the University of Georgia on April 12, eyes open for anything suspicious. Specifically, they were training locals in the Project Safe neighborhood program.

Meanwhile, Jeremiah Ransom was jogging home from a dormitory costume party that he had attended in ninja garb.

Federal agents held him in investigative detention, but he was released after he was found to have violated no criminal laws.

"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.

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.

Thank goodness! I feel safer all ready...

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