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Man Charged For Not Buying Coffee at Wi-Fi Hotspot

Jun 23 2006, 4:00am CDT | by , in News | Notebooks and PCs

Man Charged For Not Buying Coffee at Wi-Fi Hotspot
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The manager of a little coffee shop in Vancouver, Washington called the cops because a man parked his truck in the parking lot to access their free wireless Internet. The manager, Emily Pranger, finally decided to call 911 after months of witnessing Alex Smith use their Wi-Fi services without buying anything from the shop.

Police came to the location and told Smith to stop freeloading off of the coffee shop's wireless Internet service. When Smith continued to do so, the cops charged him with theft of services.So just remember this the next time you enter Starbucks with your laptop. You better buy that grande frappuccino you're debating about, otherwise you may end up in the back seat of a car with metal caged wires in it.

Via Personal Tech Pipeline.

Report Published by: Mark Raby

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