Two Iowa men accused of making online threats against competitors at a Pokemon event appeared in a Massachusetts courtroom today. A judge ordered 18-year-old Kevin Norton of Ames and 27-year-old James Stumbo of Boone held without bail during a hearing in Boston.
The two were arrested August 22nd after they allegedly made threatening statements in an online Pokemon forum and on other social media before driving to Boston for the World Pokemon Championships.
Police stopped the two when the tried to register for the Pokemon event and say they found a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in their car.
Their lawyer says their statements were just boasts, but the judge says the guns they brought with them makes it seem more than idle threats.