Train station laptop charger: electricity thief?
- 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.