A person in China has been sentenced to seven years in jail for setting web tools ablaze after changing into enraged over a gradual connection, authorities have stated.
The person, surnamed Lan, was at an web cafe in southern Guangxi province final June when his frustration with the connection velocity spilled over.
He responded by destroying a public field containing optical fibre community cables, a neighborhood court docket stated in a press release on Monday.
The court docket stated the person “used a lighter to set a serviette he had on him on hearth, then burned down a telecommunications field at a site visitors intersection”.
The fireplace brought on practically 4,000 households and places of work, together with a public hospital, to lose web entry for 28 to 50 hours.
“After the incident, public safety officers seized Lan’s instrument of crime — a lighter,” in accordance with the court docket in Cenxi, a small mountain metropolis.
Lan was later hit with a seven-year jail time period for “destroying public telecommunications services”.
The story prompted widespread ridicule on the Chinese language web, with one Weibo consumer calling the person a “large child”.
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