18 year old Kevin Norton and 27 year old James Stumbo of Iowa have been arrested for allegedly making threats on social media against the Pokemon World Championships in Boston. What strike a little odd is both men were on “Masters Division” of the tournament for the Pokemon Trading Card game. The very same championship they were supposedly threatening. They were arrested at a Saugus, Mass. hotel and were charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and other firearm related charges.
Here is the report from the Boston Police Department.
“On Thursday, August 20, 2015, members of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) received information from private sector public safety personnel at the Hynes Convention Center at 900 Boylston Street in District D-4 (South End) regarding threats of violence made over social media to attendees of the Pokemon World Championships,” a line from the release says.
“Security officers at the Hynes, officers in District D-4, and the BRIC immediately began investigation into these threats, and hours later, the two male suspects were stopped attempting to enter the event. BRIC and D-4 Detectives responded to further investigate,” the report goes on. “Detectives were informed that the suspects had driven to the event from Iowa and were in possession of several firearms in their vehicle. The suspects could not produce a License to Carry. Officers seized the vehicle, and the suspects were released pending a search warrant.”
It is a sad day for everyone when idiotic cretins will try and kill you for a choice in hobbies and entertainment paths we decide to dedicate our time to.