In London wurde (wieder) ein Mann verhaftet, der auf einer Gartenmauer saß und über seinen Laptop eine ungesicherte Internetverbindung mitbenutzte.
The Times reports that a man has been arrested for using a laptop in the street to log onto a wireless broadband connection. This is a breach of the Computer Misuse Act and the Communications Act.
Apparently the first conviction was in 2005. At that time a man had been seen in the neighbourhood before and a local reported him to the police.
When police examined his laptop, they discovered that he had logged on several times before. He was found guilty of dishonestly obtaining an electronic communication service and his computer and wireless card were confiscated, he was fined £500 and given a 12-month conditional discharge.
So if you see someone hanging around in the street, there are now more evil intentions to suspect them of.