Benjamin Smith III of St. Petersburg, Florida used to park his SUV outside the home of Richard Dinon for one reason only — to steal his WiFi! Shocked and appalled, Dinon called the police and had Smith arrested for using someone else’s bandwidth.
Is this even a crime? If Dinon left his WiFi network wide open, which he did, and Smith was sitting outside on a public street and just happened to have his laptop and just happened to find the signal and just happened to… you know, it is kind of creepy. But is it stealing?
Florida law enforcement arrested Smith for unauthorized access to a computer network, which counts as a third-degree felony. So I suppose it really is a crime — at least in Florida.

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