Starbucks-Bombing Teen Gets Prison Time

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The teenager convicted in the bombing of a Starbucks coffee shop on the Upper East Side will spend the next 3.5 years in prison.

Kyle Shaw, 19, filled a bottle with powder from fireworks then set it off in front of the store at Third Avenue and 92nd Street on Memorial Day in 2009.

Investigators believe he was trying to imitate the Brad Pitt character from the movie “Fight Club,” who launched attacks on symbols of corporate America.

At his sentencing Tuesday, Shaw’s lawyer called him a troubled youth.

  • sk

    this man can get out in three in a half years and repeat the crime or do something worse!

  • Starbucks Bomber Gets Uncool Sentence [Crime] | Cool Links

    […] outside a Manhattan Starbucks last year in a Fight Club-inspired bit of anarchist idiocy, has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. Speaking as a former teen idiot: that seems harsh. […]

  • otto

    They were unable to establish a link between this bomber and extreme Muslim terrorists? Perhaps if they had taken him to Gitmo, waterboarded him, he would have finally confessed that he masterminded 9/11 and planned on traveling back in time to assassinate President James K. Polk.

  • adolph


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