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Remember Kids: Always Delete your Bomb Threats

You know how Apple has that ridiculous disclaimer in some of its software README’s which forbids you from using products such as iTunes for illegal activities, “…including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture, or production of nuclear missiles or chemical or biological weapons.”?

Well, one New York teen apparently didn’t read the fine print, and is now facing seven years behind bars.

17-year old Jason Barry was charged with making a terrorist threat at his arraignment Wednesday in Staten Island Criminal Court despite his claim that he was “joking” when he and his friends typed out a suicide/bomb threat on a computer at the Staten Island Apple Store.

“”I have threatened your store and all its employees with a bloody death … whoever the crew maybe working, or the innocent citizens that walk in … will be eliminated with the force of a … bomb loaded with C4, strapped to my chest.”

Funny stuff. This guy could EASILY write for Leno. Barry claims the note was a joke however, and that he simply “forgot to delete it” before leaving the store.

“Although this defendant claims he was joking, a letter threatening to inflict ‘a bloody death …’ is no joking matter,” said District Attorney Daniel Donovan. “There are serious consequences for this type of reckless behavior.”

Assuming Barry has a decent attorney, he should be able to easily beat the charges using the “moron defense”, as apparently Barry signed his threat with the name of one of his friend’s fathers, all but ensuring his capture.

[via 1010WINS]

9 Responses to “Remember Kids: Always Delete your Bomb Threats”
  1. Hanan says:

    I think he could replace Leno, not only write for him

  2. Rob says:

    Yeah, but he wouldn’t be able to watch Leno cause he is moving to a later time slot which I’m sure is past his bedtime….He should have replaced the word C4 with copies of Windows7 taped to his chest….

  3. Jonro says:

    I’ll bet that’s the last time that kid does something on a dare from Steve Ballmer.

  4. John says:

    Nothing special. Try that at any airport security check and they throw you up against the wall and ask questions later.

  5. Ned says:

    Uh…aren’t we supposed to have freedom of speech? That message posed no actual danger, so it didn’t violate the clear and present danger act.

  6. Aldo Johnson says:

    Freedom of speech? Hey, we’re living in the post-9/11 world here.

  7. Nick Naym says:

    Freedom of Speech? Does Freedom of Speech give you license to falsely shout “fire” in a crowded theater?

  8. jane says:

    The original article and headline states NYC! NYC isn NOT located on Staten Island

  9. Shellx says:

    It’s all completely ridiculous in my eyes. Even when the system knows for a fact you’re being sarcastic, or just being like any other 17 year old, they still try and shit all over you, and blow it way out of proportion. My boyfriend went to jail last night, whom is also 17 for a bomb threat to his highschool.

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