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Shoplifting suspect caught with ninja stars
TPD crime scene

A Turlock man stopped for shoplifting arrow tips from Walmart on Monday was found in possession of Shuriken knives, also known as ninja throwing stars, the Turlock Police Department reported.

The suspect, identified as Lance Mitchell, 30, was taken into custody around 9 p.m. Monday at the Walmart store at 2111 Fulkerth Rd.

Mitchell is suspected of previously stealing items from the store by hiding them in his motorcycle helmet and fleeing on a motorcycle before police arrive, according to the police department.

On Monday, loss prevention agents from the store recognized him and watched as he hid several arrow tips in his helmet and then made for the exit. He was stopped before he could escape and detained until the police arrived.

A search of Mitchell revealed he was in illegal possession of the ninja throwing stars.

Mitchell was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and a weapon offense.