Dressed in a Ninja costume he frightened some elderly residents who saw him sneaking around while carrying a black baseball bat and wearing a hooded sweatshirt, another long shirt, a mask and a pair of gloves — all of them black.
"I dressed up in all black, snuck around, went through bushes". He claimed to be practicing "ninja moves" including rolling into a ball so he'd appear to be a rock hidden in the shadows.
"There's not enough police officers," he said. "The community should do something rather than sit back.
"running like a ninja, not like a normal person jogging. He was going back and forth creeping."
He was charged with loitering, prowling at night and disorderly conduct