Florida Police Searching for Heavyset Ninja

Sunday, January 11, 2009

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A ninja is lurking in the shadows of Palm Beach County, but apparently he’s more like Chris Farley in “Beverly Hills Ninja” than Liam Neeson in “Batman Begins.”

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says a heavyset man with a visible potbelly unsuccessfully tried to steal two different ATMs over the past two weeks. Security video from the ATMs showed the unidentified man dressed in a black ninja outfit with a hood that showed only his eyes.

Authorities say the first attempt was made at a bank on Dec. 29, and another attempt was made at a Walgreens on Tuesday. Authorities did not say how the man tried to steal the machines.

Anyone with information about the attempted robberies should call Crime Stoppers.