Is It Illegal To Plug Your Laptop In?
from the stealing-electricity dept
We’ve already heard stories of people being accused of “stealing” telecom services for hopping on to an open WiFi network, but what about stealing electricity for plugging your laptop in? Found over at WiFiNetNews is the story of a student who was arrested for using less than a penny’s worth of electricity at a train station when he plugged his laptop in to an open outlet. It apparently took the time of 3 police officers to go after the kid in this case. Nice to see they’re spending their time keeping the world safe from such hardened criminals.