Johnstown, PA – A teen vigilante donned a ninja’s garb to combat evil in his suburban neighborhood, but ended up on the wrong side of the law.
Todd Kapcsos, 19, doesn’t have a particularly moving origin story. He apparently just decided one day that the police needed help catching bad guys and decided to take the law into his own hands. But his neighbors didn’t take too kindly to seeing Kapcsos hiding in their bushes and called the cops.
According to authorities, Kapcsos frightened some elderly residents who spotted him sneaking around with a black baseball bat and wearing a hooded ninja-like disguise.
He was in court Wednesday, and waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of loitering, prowling at night and disorderly conduct.
“There’s not enough police officers,” he said. “The community should do something rather than sit back.”
Kapcsos said that he was only trying to help, and that he had been practicing “ninja moves” like curling up into a ball to avoid detection.
But once neighbor said that he looked like he was trying to break into homes, “not like he was gonna be a ninja and save the world.”
That same neighbor spotted Kapcsos on July 15 “running like a ninja, not like a normal person jogging.”
So he called the cops, and watched the situation come to an ignoble end. “The ninja ran across the alley and right into the arms of a police officer,” he said.
Thus ends the illustrious career of the teen vigilante ninja. If only he’d had time to come up with a decent crime-fighting name for himself.