Accused Burglar Only Wanted Neighbor’s Wi-Fi Password: Police
The Bible says “thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife,” but what about their Wi-Fi password?
Iowa City police took a byte out of crime on Tuesday when they arrested a man who allegedly broke into his neighbor’s apartment just to steal her Wi-Fi password, according to an arrest affidavit.
The woman told police she discovered 27-year-old Christopher Cummings inside her apartment after he had broken in through a window.
She told police Cummings lives upstairs and had previously asked for the password, a request she had denied.
Responding officers said Cummings admitted entering his neighbor’s place to steal her Wi-Fi password because she wouldn’t give it to him when he asked.
He was then arrested on a third-degree burglary charge.
Jail records show he has since been released.
A blogger at BarstoolSports had an interesting take on the arrest:
“I sincerely hope this guy gets the book thrown at him and he has to spend 5 years in prison. Not because I think his crime is super heinous. I just want to live in a world where there’s a guy in prison being asked about why he’s in there. Murder? Assault? Grand theft auto? Nah man. I tried to steal my neighbor’s wifi password.”
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