May 20th, 2010
09:09 AM ET

Would-be muggers in Australia thwarted by ninjas

Sensei Kaylan Soto, middle, and his students came to the rescue of a German exchange student.

A group of would-be muggers in a Sydney, Australia, met their match Tuesday night in the form of black-clad ninjas.

The three stalked and attacked a German exchange student, 27, in a dimly lit alley that fortunately for the victim ran behind the Ninja Senshi Ryu warrior school, according to an Australian Broadcasting Corp. report.

Ninja student Nathan Smith was standing in the shadows outside the dojo when the attackers set upon the victim and quickly called for help from his classmates inside, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Sensei Kaylan Soto and three other students in full ninja gear quickly responded.

"We looked around to see what was happening and there were three blokes on this guy just kicking him and punching him in the head," he told the ABC.

"We started running towards them and they took off. They would have seen five of us in ninja gear ... all in black with our belts on, running toward them.”

The ninjas gave chase but could not catch the assailants.

Police told the ABC they arrested two male suspects, ages 16 and 20, and are looking for a third. Their intended victim suffered only minor injuries.

Ninja Steve Ashley told the Herald the assailants must be lamenting their luck.

"It was probably the worst place in Sydney where they could have taken him,” he said.

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  1. C

    BS they caught them and beat the living sh&t out of them

    May 20, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    Were they pirate muggers? Mortal enemies pirates and ninjas.

    May 20, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Wolverine12

      where oh WHERE did this whole pirate vs. ninja thing come from??>>???

      May 21, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. J DOG

    Had these cats been fully ordained Ninja.. the authorities would have found 3 headless stiffs and not a whiff of anything else.

    May 20, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. CATom

    Wait a minute the ninjas couldn't catch these people even with their magic ninja tricks? Something is funny about this story. If I was one of those ninjas I would have used my special flying dragons balls and teleported to the bad guys and then strick them down in one deft move with my deadly swords of iron fist death. Something tells me they were not ninjas at all.

    May 20, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. ed

    i thought ninjas were supposed to be sneaky, your not supposed to be able to see them till it's too late, right?

    May 20, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. chen

    I agree, They need to start running laps or something

    May 20, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. Rubber-bends

    this is such a b.s. story. Next story will be something along the lines of "Last Action Hero". Getting easier to get your goat.

    May 20, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. 32789

    Shinobi could of caught them!

    May 20, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • 867-5309

      Sorry but this is a pet peeve- it's "could have" not "could of." Same thing goes for "should have."

      May 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Muzza

    I think those ninjas might want to take some more classes. I thought they were supposed to be silent and deadly?

    May 20, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • DecepticonsRule

      That's gas.

      May 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. spifflove

    If you were real Ninjas and not posers they would not have seen you coming.

    May 20, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. Chilli

    "The student was standing in the shadows of the bus stop sign waiting for his mom to pick him up."

    May 20, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Simon


      May 20, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Simon

    Someone would 'ask Ninja' how to beat muggers in the Youtube soon.

    May 20, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  13. Anon

    If only those muggers were pirates...

    May 20, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • tiger woods

      yeah like that would make sence now huh lol

      May 20, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Judgement Maker

    tears in my eyes from these comments, please keep them coming....

    May 20, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. G

    I didn't know ninjas used the word "blokes"

    May 20, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
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