Starbucks Bomber Apprehended; 'Project Mayhem' Thwarted

Authorities say they have caught the mad bomber whose small homemade pill-jar bomb harmlessly rocked an Upper East Side Starbucks—and the world—in May. New York has been spared untold Fight Club-inspired terror!

After the bomb went off, we wrote: "Two teenagers were seen fleeing shortly after the blast blew out windows of the Starbucks. Therefore everything about this story is guaranteed to be the result of idiocy." Turns out we were wrong—everything that happened was the result of idiocy and Chuck Palahniuk. Cops arrested 17 year-old Kyle Shaw for the explosion, which "appears to have been modeled on a scene from the 1999 film 'Fight Club.'"

Mr. Shaw had bragged to friends that he was responsible for the bombing, [NYPD head Ray] Kelly said, and had started an underground fight club modeled on the one in the 1999 film, which was directed by David Fincher and starred Brad Pitt and Edward Norton and was based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk.

"His statements indicated he was launching his own Project Mayhem," Mr. Kelly said

Kyle had a copy of Fight Club on his person at the time he was arrested. True fact. Cops also found "a box of sparklers" in his house, so, close call.
[NYT]