Someone’s Pissed At PayPal

San Francicso Chronicle reports on a scary disturbance at eBay’s PayPal division.

Police cordoned off eBay’s campus in north San Jose on Wednesday while trying to find out who was responsible for a Halloween explosion that jolted a four-story office building housing PayPal, the auction company’s online-payment division.
The blast, set off at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in an outdoor walkway, shattered a heavy panel of glass on the first floor and activated smoke alarms. However, it did not cause a fire or injure any of the 45 employees and visitors who were in the building at the time, said San Jose police Sgt. Nick Muyo, a department spokesman.
“It was definitely not an accident. There was some kind of device,” Muyo said. “There was no advance warning, no threats, no indication there would be an event like this.”



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.