Police initially said the device found in the store's bathroom Monday was powerful enough to seriously injure or kill someone if it had exploded. Police evacuated about 100 people from the Starbucks and apartments above it.
Turns out the "terrorist" was a homeless man and the "powerful bomb" was a flashlight with dead batteries.
I get being nervous about terrorism. I really do. But whatever happened to probable cause? Come on - flipping out over a flashlight? Making announcements to the press about the power of a bomb when you haven't yet verified that it even is a bomb? Is it still September 12?
If you're worried about bombs in coffee shops, then please be vigilant. Please be safe. But please don't be ridiculous!