Posted: 6/14/2002 2:16:22 PM EDT
3:39 p.m. EDT June 13, 2002 - A section of Interstate 75 in Detroit was
closed Wednesday night as police investigated a call about two men dressed
in ninja suits.
Detroit police received a 911 call around 8 p.m. from a concerned man who
said that he saw the men along I-75 in Detroit. They were driving a Ford
Escort and appeared to be pointing a gun out the window, Local 4 reported.
Police caught the men on surveillance video from a squad car.
"You have two people out in broad daylight in full ninja suits, who you
believe have a firearm in the vehicle, and the passenger appeared to be
waving out the car at us when we were behind them," Michigan State Police
Trooper Paul Gonyeau said.
Michigan State Police and Detroit Police were able to pull the men over. The
freeway was closed while police investigated.
The two men -- ages 20 and 21 -- were from Gaylord and told police that they
had just bought the ninja gear and were on their way downriver to surprise
their family, the station reported.
Officers found a sword, but no gun. Police arrested the men, but they were
later released without charges, the station learned.
Okay fess up! who was terrorizing the police?
Ninjas from Gaylord Michigan? Are you sure they weren't Yoopers full of booze or something? How about terrorists from Ohio?