Men in Costumes Assaulted Outside Portland Comic Book Store

Updated 1 year ago

A Maine man is behind bars for allegedly attacking two men dressed as comic book characters outside a Portland comic book store where people were dressed in costume. Portland police say 31-year-old Adam Barnes of Westbrook threw a man in a stormtrooper costume to the ground and punched another man dressed as a ghostbuster character in a random assault Saturday afternoon outside Coast City Comics on Congress Street. Lt. Gary Hutcheson told the Portland Press Herald, that police had to use a stun gun on Barnes. He said Barnes, who is 6 feet 4 inches tall and 300 pounds, was drunk. Barnes was charged with two counts of assault, disorderly conduct and five counts of criminal threatening of five police officers who responded.


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