Ninja robbers in Florida invaded a mansion and tied the owners up as part of a home invasion. But police suspect these particular ninjas might be going on a crime spree in south Florida.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, one teen blamed a ninja for accidentally shooting himself in the groin. Although that is fairly odd, British moviegoers were probably surprised when ninja volunteers were hired to keep people quiet while watching movies in the theater. Of course, who can’t forget the how the new Ninja Turtles faces look so odd… which even has the original TMNT creator upset.
The robbers targeting multi-millionaires apparently don’t feel like they are like Robin Hood, so they didn’t show up armed with bow and arrow and wearing green tights. Nor did they dress up as pirates, which would have settled the whole ninja vs. pirates thing. Instead, they dressed entirely in black from head to foot like the stereotypical ninja shown in movies and other entertainment.
Homeowner Bill Kitchen lives in Windermere, Florida, and he says the ninja robbers caught he and his friend Camilo Espinol by surprise while in the carport. The ninjas bound up their hands with rope and even stuffed a pillow case over the head of poor Camilo.
Now these ninja impersonators were not armed like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Instead, the weapons they chose were conventional chrome-plated guns, and one of the ninjas even stole Mr. Kitchen’s white fedora and wore it throughout the rest of the robbery. Although that might have looked comical, Mr. Kitchen says they were scary enough:
“They were quite threatening. If I didn’t, they said I wouldn’t like the outcome, so I did what they asked.”
The good news is that no injuries resulted from the incident. The ninja robbers made off with cash, other valuables, and one of the cars. The stolen vehicle was found abandoned about three miles away from the scene of the crime.
In this case, the ninja robbers were caught in the act with their home surveillance system. Windermere Police Chief David Ogden said they did not expect a similar crime to occur again:
“Although this is frightening to happen in our community I believe this to be an isolated incident.”
But now, police investigators believe the ninja robbers can be linked to mansion robberies in the Naples area from earlier this year because of the way the other crimes were carried out. They believe these particular ninjas may strike again somewhere else in Florida, and they are offering a $26,000 award if the public calls Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477) and provides anything they know anything about these ninjas.