As mentioned previously, “ninja rocks“, are a tool of automobile burglars that is used to break car windows. Wikipedia explains that “they can quickly and almost silently fracture the glass windows on most cars”. In the following 2012 case opinion on a petition for writ of habeas corpus from an incarcerated person in California, the defendant possessed “ninja rocks”. The writ was denied.
No. C 09-04870 SBA (PR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 20, 2012, Decided
July 24, 2012, Filed
Opinion by US District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong:
An Alameda County jury convicted Petitioner of two counts of first degree burglary and three counts of receiving stolen property
The statement of facts quoted from the California Court of Appeal:
Pleasanton Police Officer Mike Murazzo responded to the Bishops’ call, and stopped defendant’s Buick at 7:05 a.m. on Longview Drive near the intersection with Foothill Drive. Murazzo positively identified defendant in court. When he was stopped, defendant was wearing a long black leather jacket with a pair of scissors protruding from a pocket. Defendant’s pockets also contained vice-grip pliers and two screwdrivers. On the front seat of defendant’s car were “ninja rocks,” broken pieces of spark plug porcelain used by auto burglars to break car windows with a minimum amount of noise.