January 10, 2006

Starbucks Bomber Sought

Via Fox News, it looks like someone is brewing for a fight:

Police defused an explosive device found in the bathroom of a Starbucks on Monday. No one was injured.

Authorities were called around 1:15 p.m., after an employee reported finding something suspicious in the store's bathroom. About 100 people were evacuated from the store and apartments above it, and the street was closed to traffic, said Sgt. Neville Gittens...

...In 2003, police said the windows of 17 Starbucks stores were clouded with glue and some of the door locks were jammed. Vandals also posted phony notices purporting to be from Starbucks management announcing the company's intention to abandon some of their San Francisco stores to make room for more locally owned coffee houses.

This appears to be another escalation of the Coffee Wars in which so many lives have been lost, as bean-related violence seems poised to spin madly out of control.

San Francisco authorities are said to be looking for these suspects seen just outside the targeted Starbucks just minutes before the bomb was discovered.

If these suspects are spotted, do not approach them, but instead please call the San Francisco Police Department, or contact them on the set of their latest movie.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 10, 2006 12:47 AM | TrackBack

It was probably nothing more dangerous than a decent cup of coffee, something you won't find at that establishment very often.

Posted by: olddawg at January 10, 2006 08:57 AM


A lot of the stuff they serve and call coffee could be used to strip paint off a ship's hull.

I refuse to traffic the place.

Posted by: WB at January 10, 2006 11:16 AM

I have no idea if they have good coffee or not. When I heard people talking about the $2.50 and $3.50 cups of junked up coffee I knew I'd never set foot in one. Then when I learned it's served in cardboard cups, you have to go to the counter to get it, then balance on small artsy stools at tall tables, and you don't get refills but buy another cup if you want more, that was the stamp. I can go into a local restaurant that serves great coffee, they serve me in a china cup and will keep it refilled as long as I sit there, and it's 40ยข. What could Starbucks offer that beats that?

Posted by: Fish at January 10, 2006 04:00 PM