The absurdity of the story and the excellent camera phone photos from UGA student Kathleen Ruark catapulted this story into the blogosphere and beyond, appearing in nearly 64 media outlets nationwide, including the Boston Globe and Washington Post.
Zapruder film Ruark Photo of ATF goons agents gently eliminating the scourge of ninjas on campus
In a snafu that would make Lt. Frank Drebin blush, the ATF agents mistakenly thought a ninja was packing heat. “One of the guys yelled I had a gun, tackled me and asked where my gun was,” Ransom said.
After telling agents he only had his keys, wallet and cell phone on him, Ransom said the agent pinning him to the ground responded that, being trained officers, they would not mistake any of those items for a gun.Does this look like a gun? If you were a highly trained federal agent it would.
Adding insult to the feds' nationwide embarrassment, Clancy Wiggum himself, UGA
Ninja Rights Enforcement Division