A man who was allegedly impaired and holding a sign saying his parents had been killed by ninjas was arrested for disrupting traffic in Corbin, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
The arrest happened after Deputy Larry Parrott went to investigate a report that a man trying to get money was disrupting traffic on the Cumberland Gap Parkway in southern Laurel County, Root said in a news release.
Parrott found a man at an intersection holding a sign that said, "Parents killed by ninjas, I need martial arts lessons, please help."
The man, 51-year-old Jon Atha of Fairfield, Ohio, admitted to Parrott that he had been drinking beer, according to the release.
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Parrott arrested Atha on charges of alcohol intoxication in public and second-degree disorderly conduct.
The incident happened at about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in an unincorporated section of Corbin.
Atha was being held Thursday at the Laurel County Correctional Center in lieu of $1,000 bond, according to the jail website.