17-year-old charged with making a terroristic threat in Apple Store bomb scare

January Clearance Blowout ends 1/14“A 17-year-old boy typed a note on a computer at an Apple Store, threatening to inflict ‘bloody death’ by detonating a bomb there, prosecutors said,” The NY Post reports.

“Jason Barry was charged with making a terroristic threat at his arraignment yesterday in Staten Island Criminal Court,” The Post reports. “Barry told police he was only joking when he typed the note under a friend’s father’s name on Monday and left it on the screen at the store at the Staten Island Mall.”

The Post reports, “The boy left the store, and someone at Apple discovered the note and called police.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Well, that joke certainly bombed.

[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]


  1. terrorist |ˈterərist|
    a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.

    terroristic |ˌterəˈristik| adjective

    Sorry, but this is complete bullshit. He is 17 and he was joking around. OK, not a very funny joke, but he is quite clearly not a terrorist.

  2. Wow, he now knows what a “Bomb” of a joke it was. Though it was only ment for fun!??? He will now see how ones life will blow apart into so many pieces that even being shackled to a virus infected Microsoft OS will not bother him! Well not too much, anyway.

  3. Jamie
    Terroristic threat is the governments way of saying you caused feelings of potential bodily or great bodily harm in a individual through words or a verbal expression. It’s been used for many years to convict people over stated or written bomb threats.

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