As another example of having way too many police on duty, Alaskan police arrest man in parking lot for using a public library’s wireless access after hours.
Free wireless Internet service at a public library in Palmer, Alaska, doesn’t mean its available for use after hours.
A Palmer man has been waiting to see if he’ll be charged with criminal wrongdoing after a patrolling police officer seized the laptop he was using to play online video games in the parking lot.
Authorities told the Anchorage Daily News Saturday that Brian Tanner, 21, had been chased out of a number of locations around Palmer where he had been latching on to wireless service.
Police said that although Tanner was using an essentially free service, there are library rules governing its use and Tanner wasn’t following them.