01-10-2006, 12:18 AM #1
CA - Explosive Device Defused at San Francisco Starbucks, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO - 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.
"This was a good device. If it had exploded, it would have caused injuries or damage," said Gittens, who would not describe its size.
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01-10-2006, 12:29 AM #2
Thanks for the article; that's close to home. I wonder if they have in-store surveillance cameras--most likely I would think.
01-10-2006, 10:04 AM #3Nana Extraordinaire
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Good thinking and observation on the worker's part! Thank God! I hope they have video and/or witnesses to the person who did this.
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01-11-2006, 04:48 AM #4Former Member
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A 44-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of planting an explosive device in the bathroom of a Starbucks coffee shop, police said.
The article goes on to say his name is Ronald Schouten.
If you google that name there is a Psychiatrist in SF w/that same name. And he has written about violence and the workplace.
I'm not saying it's him! Just a strange coincidence. Maybe.
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01-11-2006, 09:19 AM #5
He was doing an experiment????? So he was going to document what happened? This is weird; but at least maybe not a "real" terrorist.
01-11-2006, 09:50 AM #6Originally Posted by Marthatex
01-11-2006, 11:39 PM #7
The article said, "there is no connection to terrorism or anything against Starbucks."
To clarify, by terrorism I meant extremists groups such as those that struck in Jordan or Britain or Bali; the kind of terrorism we all fear right now.
Definitely there is domestic terrorism, but usually the work of a "lone crazy" is not considered that I guess, unless it kills alot of people - Oklahoma, the D.C. Sniper, Charles Whitman, etc.
If this turned out to be connected to a radical group, like what happened in Britain, other acts could occur and it would create alot of fear in San Francisco.
Evidently this guy was arrested on a prior drug charge, whatever that means.
01-11-2006, 11:45 PM #8
The police now refuse to say whether it was an explosive device, or not. When asked this question directly, this afternoon, their only comment was that "it is still being analyzed"---that's a real withdrawl from the stance of "an explosive device" the last two days
01-13-2006, 06:48 PM #9
"Device" Left In Starbucks Was A Flashlight
A flashlight casing left in a Starbucks coffee shop that authorities suspected was a bomb contained no explosives, police said Thursday.
San Francisco Police said in a statement that a forensic analysis "revealed the absence of any explosive material."
Police initially said the device was powerful enough to seriously injure or kill someone if it had exploded. Police evacuated roughly 100 people from the Starbucks and apartments above the store on Monday and shut down traffic on the street.
Ronald Schouten, 44, of San Francisco, is still being held on an unrelated burglary charge, but police say his explanation on how the flashlight ended up in the coffee shop was credible. http://www.ktvu.com/news/6038501/detail.htmlJust when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
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01-13-2006, 07:25 PM #10
It was a flashlight? Do flashlights look like explosive devices? Very interesting.
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This is a homeless man who gets Starbucks coffee for 50cents...not the psychiatrist....... Still this is pretty close to home. The reporting on this has rather careless...from an explosive device.... to a flashlight with used batteries????
01-14-2006, 05:17 AM #12Former Member
Originally Posted by Schmerty_Jones
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I'm just glad that reporter can't get into my son's room. There's probably quite a few sorry looking flashlights in there that look like explosive devices.
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