Men charged with planting hoax device appear amused at times
BOSTON -- The two men who say they were hired by a New York marketing firm to help promote a TV cartoon show at times seemed more amused than concerned about the charges against them.
After posting $2,500 bail, Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens went before reporters outside the courtroom. But instead of discussing the case, the two men launched into a nonsensical discussion of hair styles.
Earlier, a handcuffed Stevens smiled and lifted his hands to wave to supporters as he was brought into the courtroom for his arraignment.
Defense Attorney Michael Rich said his clients never imagined that anyone would mistake the blinking electronic devices they placed in and around the city as possible bombs.
Berdovsky came to the United States about ten years ago as an exchange student from Belarus. An Arlington woman whose family he lives with calls Berdovsky a "magnificent young man."
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