Fatherhood Reduces Ninja Time

I wish that it had been made more clear to me that being a father significantly reduces a dad's time to be a ninja warrior:

Police say a western Pennsylvania man left his sleeping 4-year-old son home alone while he went outside and pretended to be a ninja warrior.

Online court records show 28-year-old Ross Hurst, of Scottdale, has applied for a public defender but has yet to be appointed one.

The Daily Courier of Connellsville reports Hurst was charged March 3 after police found him outside about 1:30 a.m. dressed all in black and "playing ninja" on a borough street. Scottdale is about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Police say Scott told them his mother was watching the child, but the boy's grandmother said Hurst never asked her to babysit...
I mean I have a dusty pile of black attire, masks, throwing stars, nunchucks, but when will I ever be able to play dress-up again?

21 comments:

Meadowlark said...

As soon as the short-one can accompany you. YoungSon still has great memories of when we dressed all in black and went on "rock recon" to "steal" the neighbor's rocks in the middle of the night. After he verified which ones were "available" for "stealing", we waited til dark (giving her warning as far as which night we were choosing) and did our best ninja-Recon-warrior imitation.

So there's always that to look forward to.

Anastasia said...

lol. that made me laugh. Sad, that he's obviously an idiot though.

secret agent woman said...

One more bit of proof that parenting ought to require passing an exam!

Herding Cats said...

Exactly what does one do when one "plays ninja"?

Z Joya said...

harharh:)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Ok, his Ninja idiocy aside, there's not enough information... did he leave his neighborhood? I mean, if my kids are sleeping, am I not allowed to be outside my own house? Was he outside and twenty blocks away?

I'm just thinking of all the times my daughter napped while I pulled weeds from the garden next to our back door...

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Sure hope that "dad" was part of his "Neighbrhood Watch"...

I know I'D feel a LOT safer with a NINJA in MY part of town...!

Stay safe.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

No time like the present to play dressup. Glad to hear you're back in the swing here on blogger. Wish I could gather that speed also.

Krista said...

Oh my goodness... this is hilarious! There are some things they just don't tell you about in "What To Expect When You're Expecting" I suppose, huh?

LisaF said...

You'll just have to wait until the ninja-in-training kids can accompany you on such outings. I'm thinking...Halloween.

Samantha G. said...

Parenthood has also significantly impacted the amount of time I get to run around being She-Ra: Princess of Power.

However, on the flip side, I get to play house a lot more often.

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

If he was a real ninja, then he could've kept the kid with him and no one would've noticed!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Sure, arrest the guy. Now who is going to defend the home when the bad dudes come calling?

Miss Caitlin S. said...

this might seem obvious but wouldn't this entire issue be avoided if that Dad had done the Ninja thing WITH the kids? Children generally like playing dress-up, and it would give him a reason to be so goofy "cute dad playing dress-up with son" is a far cry from "freakshow 100 miles away from home dressed as a ninja on a dirt road at night"

Sister Copinherhair said...

Well...living in Pittsburgh, let's just say that Connellsville is a bit too "Pennsyltucky" for my taste.

Oy vey.

Brian Miller said...

crazy...my oldest is almost old enough for the robin suit and i will be back in the bat suit...just shaking head...

carma said...

OMG - that is crazy insane.

I think you can get back to being a ninja warrior - just remember to arrange for reliable babysitting...

aconnectiontomyheart said...

Sounds like a nut case.. Ha ha..

Abigail said...

Wow...imagine that! Too bad he didn't bring him along. Oh, well...I guess we know not all parents are real smart.

Good to see you back in the saddle. I hope your dad is doing OK.

Maxi said...

One needs a license to drive.

Stories such as this prove some need a license to be a parent.

Momma Fargo said...

LOL> I am sure fathers all around America are in this big dilema. You could dress up at Halloween?