Singapore teen first to be sentenced for wireless piggybacking

January 16, 2007 – 10:50PM

A Singapore teen has became the first in the city-state to be sentenced for piggybacking on someone else’s wireless Internet connection.

Garyl Tan Jia Luo, 17, could have been sentenced to jail but District Judge Bala Reddy said the youth would instead serve 18 months’ probation — including a stint in a boys’ home — unless he was called up for compulsory military national service.

“This is the first case of this nature,” Tan’s lawyer, Sam Koh, told reporters after the sentence was passed. to continue…

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8 Responses to Singapore teen first to be sentenced for wireless piggybacking

  1. freelunch2020 says:

    WTF? geee..like that die la..i always piggyback at the mamak next to starbucks LOL
    sei lor…
    niamah

  2. freelunch2020 says:

    WTF? geee..like that die la..i always piggyback at the mamak next to starbucks LOL
    sei lor…
    niamah

  3. Anonymous says:

    NS or boys home. It’s all the same. You suffer. And suffer big!

  4. Anonymous says:

    NS or boys home. It’s all the same. You suffer. And suffer big!

  5. Matilah_Singapura says:

    Not so bad. He could have gone to jail.

    Be careful, all you war-drivers and war-chalkers out there — be cool, act cool, don’t look “suspicious” to passers by 😉

  6. Matilah_Singapura says:

    Not so bad. He could have gone to jail.

    Be careful, all you war-drivers and war-chalkers out there — be cool, act cool, don’t look “suspicious” to passers by 😉

  7. Anonymous says:

    lets move along now; I hear with interesst that nasty failed journalist MP Irene NG is getting married to a poor unsuspecting scotsman, stupid sod.

    Going to be interesting to know shether or not the stupid two faced NG lady is planning to produce a sprog, after she allows the scotsman’s huge chopper to enter her virginal body.

    what a terrible thought, a half NG unleashed on the poor Island.

  8. Anonymous says:

    lets move along now; I hear with interesst that nasty failed journalist MP Irene NG is getting married to a poor unsuspecting scotsman, stupid sod.

    Going to be interesting to know shether or not the stupid two faced NG lady is planning to produce a sprog, after she allows the scotsman’s huge chopper to enter her virginal body.

    what a terrible thought, a half NG unleashed on the poor Island.

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