Report: Steve Jobs stopped at airport with ninja stars

FILE-- Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces iPad during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

September 14, 2010 12:20:12 PM PDT
Apple is denying reports that its co-founder, Steve Jobs, was stopped at a Japanese airport, for trying to take ninja weapons onto his plane.

Spa Magazine says in July, security at an airport near Osaka detected ninja throwing stars inside Jobs' carry-on luggage.

Jobs was returning to the U.S. from a family vacation in Kyoto.

According to the report, Jobs told officials it wouldn't make sense for a person to try to hijack his own private plane.

And he was so miffed he vowed he'd never return to Japan. Apple responded Tuesday morning, calling the report "pure fiction."