Sunday, August 23, 2015

Today In The Urge To Kill

I get wanting to kill, but I'm still pretending it's more than mere bloodlust w/ me, & that I will be justified no matter whom I attack so no jury will convict me. On the other hand, two guys who drove from Iowa to Beantown w/ weapons & ammo, after apparently/allegedly social-media-threatening to shoot up the Pokemon World Championship. Yes, you read it correctly: The Pokemon World Championship in Boston. Shaking my head, as the kids today abbreviate.

Courtesy Boston P.D., what they came w/:
A release from the Boston Police Department says they were notified of the social media threats on Thursday and were able to stop the two suspects as they attempted to enter the event a few hours later. The men were not arrested at that time.

Detectives discovered that the two men had driven from Iowa with several guns in their vehicle that they did not have licenses for.

After obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle, police found a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15, several hundred rounds of ammunition and a hunting knife.

On Friday, arrest warrants were issued for 18-year-old Kevin Norton and 27-year-old James Stumbo and the men were taken into custody at their hotel in Saugus.


In a statement, the Pokemon Company said they were made aware of the threat after attendees notified them of posts on social media.

"Prior to the event this weekend, our community of players made us aware of a security issue. We gathered information and gave it as soon as possible to the authorities at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center who acted swiftly and spearheaded communication with the Boston Police Department. Due to quick action, the potential threat was resolved. The Pokémon Company International takes the safety of our fans seriously and will continue to ensure proper security measures are a priority."
Draw your own conclusions; this reporter thinks (unless those are B.P.D. evidence boxes) the guns above look newly purchased, & the rifle is short on ammo (only one mag?) if you're serious about an afternoon's plinking, let alone mass Pikachu murder.


mikey said...

Well, to be fair, shotgun guy came to party. But .223 boy could only afford 40 rounds and one 30 round mag after shelling out for his overpriced black rifle. He's the one that was going to find himself at the end of the killing backed into a corner with a knife with an orange grip. Shotgun guy will still be firing and moving.

Tactics are 90% common sense - lessons that write themselves...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Tactical lesson number one: Don't broadcast your attack on twitter.

Yastreblyansky said...


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Gotta catch 'em all.