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Train station laptop charger: electricity thief?

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    Published Thursday, February 26, 2004 by Deutsche Presse Agentur Arrested for stealing 0.2 cents electricity Kassel, Germany (DPA) -- German police arrested a
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      Published Thursday, February 26, 2004 by Deutsche Presse Agentur

      Arrested for stealing 0.2 cents' electricity

      Kassel, Germany (DPA) -- German police arrested a 23-year-old student
      for stealing electricity worth a fifth of a cent, because he plugged
      his laptop computer into a power socket at a railway station.

      Federal police, who patrol the railways, initially detained the man
      on suspicion of stealing the laptop, but found he was its owner. So
      they altered the charge to stealing electricity from the railways
      operator in the northern city of Kassel.

      A prosecutor said Thursday the charge would likely be dropped. The
      man was released soon after the incident.
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