Men Who Brought Guns To Pokémon World Championships Sent To Prison For Two Years

Two Iowan men who were arrested in August of 2015 for apparent gun threats at the Pokémon World Championships were sentenced to two years in prison today in a Boston court.

James Stumbo and Kevin Norton each pled guilty to charges that they’d brought a shotgun, a rifle, and ammunition to the competitive Pokémon card battling event last year. A Boston judge sentenced the two men to two years of prison and a subsequent two years of probation.

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A reporter from The Boston Globe, who was at the hearing, reports that prosecutors said Stumbo and Norton had sent threatening messages to other players. Last year we had also discovered a Facebook post from Stumbo with a photograph (above) of the two guns resting on the trunk of his car and the caption “Kevin Norton and I are ready for worlds Boston here we come!!!”

Let that be a lesson to maybe not bring loaded guns to a gaming event filled with children.

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