A man who kept “ninja gear” and alleged explosive devices in a residence in Holiday is now behind bars.
According to an arrest report from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Edward Day was looking through a dresser he shares with Chad Sutton, 39. He opened a drawer Sutton uses and saw several “ninja like” knives and ninja gear. He also saw what he thought were pipe bombs.
Day called deputies. They came and found four cylinders wrapped in black tape in the drawer. A green fuse stuck out of each cylinder. A deputy also found what looked like throwing knives, a holster and gloves with spikes embedded in the palms.
Day told deputies that he and Sutton had bought fireworks for New Year’s. He said Sutton “is obsessed with ninjas and has been collecting ninja gear for some time now.”
Day said Sutton “had to do something to prepare for the end of days and by collecting ninja gear and constructing bombs (Sutton) felt he would be able to protect the home. “
Sutton said he made two of the devices from M-80 fireworks and two from smoke poppers. A deputy asked if he intended to hurt anyone with the devices, and he said he did not. He said he wanted to make a better and louder explosive device.
He told deputies he made them for New Year’s. He was going to set them off, but he got to drunk and forgot about them.
Sutton, off 3300 Huntington Drive, Holiday, was arrested Monday and charged with possession of an explosive device. He remaned in the Land O' Lakes Jail Tuesday in lieu of $5,000 bail.