Two Pembroke teenagers have been charged in connection with a series of playing cards that were defaced with threatening writing and left at stores in Christiansburg and Pearisburg -- a gesture police said the teens admitted had been inspired by this summer's Batman movie, "The Dark Knight."
Justin Colby Dirico and Bryan Eugene Stafford, both 18, admitted to leaving cards that bore handwritten messages inside the Pearisburg Wal-Mart, according to police Chief J.C. Martin.
Both were charged with conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism.
Dirico and Stafford are being held at the New River Regional Jail without bond.
Perhaps their mistake was in only leaving cards, rather than also making stultifying speeches about the nature of anarchy: