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Man Tunnels Into GameStop, Steals Games

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the digging-for-treasure dept.

Crime 210

An anonymous reader writes "Life imitates Minecraft: Computer game piracy is big business, but there are still those who prefer to get their games the old-fashioned way: by digging a tunnel into their local games shop and making off with as much stock as they can carry. At least, that's the slightly bizarre approach taken by a man from Greeneville, Tennessee, who was arrested late last week after being caught tunneling into his local GameStop store from an empty adjoining building." Note that the link is thin, and the sources are behind logins and subscription links, so please post better URLs if you can find them.

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Done before (2)

TheL0ser (1955440) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904462)

Someone's been watching a few too many bank heist movies.

Re:Done before (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904522)

Ocean's 1.

Re:Done before (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904560)

Someone needs to learn about BitTorrent. If he's hoping to make money off of it, he could just burn games and movies onto DVDs and sell them to other people who are ignorant of BitTorrent.

I don't approve of illegal downloads, but this is just stupid. Which is even worse than "slightly immoral".

Re:Done before (1)

toastar (573882) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904590)

You can download Game Consoles now?

Re:Done before (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904728)

In a manner of speaking [emulator-zone.com]

Re:Done before (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904900)

(goes off to ebay to sell Commodore 64, Nintendo 64, PS2, Xbox, Cube).

I was hoping someone pointed this out already. (2)

Lashat (1041424) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904888)

You still can't download game consoles. The article pokes fun at the thief's stone-age method used to steal games. OK, but I would imagine that he would be after the highest ticket items in the store - consoles of every flavor. Seems like he had access to a shared, perhaps basement, wall and basically tired to knock a hole in it. Hardly a tunnel. When I think of a tunnel I think border crossing feats of rogue engineering like this.http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2006/07/14/bc-pot-tunnel.html

Re:I was hoping someone pointed this out already. (1)

delinear (991444) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905830)

Not to mention with items like Microsoft gamer points or Farmville credits or whatever, many game stores are as good as storing cash on the premises - easy to move, have the appearance of being anonymous (I don't know if they scan these before taking them from stock so they can trace them/cancel them, so I'm guessing the average thief doesn't know either, which must make them a tempting target).

Re:I was hoping someone pointed this out already. (1)

petermgreen (876956) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905934)

Afaict most gift cards in shops at least in the UK are only assigned their value when the purchaser checks out, the ones sitting on the shelves are worthless. I wonder if they do the same for game cards.

Re:I was hoping someone pointed this out already. (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906138)

If you have a PC you shouldn't need a game console.

Re:Done before (3, Informative)

jonbryce (703250) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904616)

You get a lot more for a game in original packaging with unused serial number than you do for a CD-R labelled with a marker pen and crack instructions in a text file somewhere.

Re:Done before (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904738)

Sure, but you also have much more chance of getting caught if you physically break into a store.

Piracy != Theft (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904916)

Oh wait.

Re:Piracy != Theft (2)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905796)

Yeah, whoever tagged this as piracy is a dumbass, since this particular case really *IS* theft but it's NOT piracy. Unless of course boats, parrots and wooden legs were involved.

Re:Done before (1)

icebraining (1313345) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905104)

But lightscribing the DVDs and printing you own DVD covers with fake serial numbers is easier and safer than opening a hole to a shop.

Re:Done before (1)

thisnamestoolong (1584383) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905326)

That is true, but it is much less awesome.

Re:Done before (1)

jaggeh (1485669) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905334)

who would want to buy holes?

Re:Done before (2)

dougisfunny (1200171) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905258)

Strangely enough, Gamestop opens most of the games and breaks the seal on the original packaging.

Re:Done before (3, Informative)

delinear (991444) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905930)

Tell me about it. Game and Gamestation do the same thing over here, as well as a bunch of the other usual retailers - HMV, the superstores, etc. and it was the final nail in me just not buying from them any more. It's bad enough that I have to worry about the fact that they stick the disk in some crappy cardboard sleeve tossed in a drawer (they don't seem to take particular care handling these things and they're a pain to return disks for scratches so you basically have to micro-inspect the disk in the store before you take it away), or that they've forgot to include all the manuals, DLC codes, etc that are meant to be with the game, and that's without even considering the fact that a less ethical employee might be selling multiplayer serials and such online - they're meant to be sealed for a reason! There's only one of the big high street retailers I can buy from now without them pre-opening everything (Argos, in case you wondered).

FAIL (1)

JustinKSU (517405) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905430)

Do you mean a serial number that could be tracked back to the store? A lot of games force online registering which would be a great way to track the thief to the incident! Or am I being naive to think that game companies track serials to that level of distribution?

Re:FAIL (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34905520)

Gamestop is my part-time gig and can confirm that Gamestop does indeed keep track of serial numbers and is able to report those that are missing/stolen.

Re:Done before (2)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904676)

I think the major problem with that is that you often don't have multiplayer for a lot of those BitTorrented games.

Re:Done before (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904778)

I see.

This story just reminded me of a friend ~2 years ago talking about buying dodgy DVDs. I didn't get why if she was going to being going the illegal route that she wouldn't just download them. She had a computer with a DVD burner and decent internet access. I suppose it does somewhat reduce the chance of the RIAA and their ilk catching up to you.

Re:Done before (1)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904998)

I see.

This story just reminded me of a friend ~2 years ago talking about buying dodgy DVDs. I didn't get why if she was going to being going the illegal route that she wouldn't just download them. She had a computer with a DVD burner and decent internet access. I suppose it does somewhat reduce the chance of the RIAA and their ilk catching up to you.

I think you answered your own question.

You're never realistically going to get caught buying dodgy DVDs.

Re:Done before (1)

eleuthero (812560) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905310)

Especially since the merchandise is always sold (everywhere I've been anyway) as "authentic" - claiming ignorance and stating you've noted the quality of movies in general dropping in the last few years seems reasonable if there is ever an issue for buying from a bootleg vendor.

Re:Done before (5, Insightful)

russotto (537200) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904776)

Felony burglarly: State offense, 2-12 years in state prison, plus a $5000 fine. Likely at least two counts because two buildings were involved, but I'd expect the sentences to be served concurrently. Quite likely to be plea-bargained, and parole is available.

Criminal copyright infringement under the No Electronic Theft Act: 5 years imprisonment in pound-me-in-the-ass Federal Prison (plea bargain unlikely and parole unavailable), a fine of up to $250,000, plus civil penalties of up to $100,000 per work infringed.

Neither is likely to be much fun, but it looks like criminal copyright infringement still carries higher penalties. Note that if this is a second offense it goes up to 10 years imprisonment in PMITA Federal Prison.

Re:Done before (2)

eleuthero (812560) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905346)

Sounds to me like we need to seriously re-work criminal penalties. If committing an act that could lead to violence (either through application of the Castle law in your state or through the burglar freaking out and hurting / killing someone) has less penalty than one that only has economic impact, we have a problem in our system (and I am not arguing that we shouldn't be concerned about IP--though personally, I think there needs to be a change in how we look at this too).

Re:Done before (2)

NevarMore (248971) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905662)

Castle Doctrine *IS* the enhanced risk/penalty for committing crimes in person.

Re:Done before (1)

itsthebin (725864) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905726)

pound-me-in-the-ass Federal Prison

do you do it for enjoyment or are you paid ?

Re:Done before (2)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904964)

this is just stupid. Which is even worse than "slightly immoral".

You can't help being stupid; morality is a matter of choice.

Re:Done before (2)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905212)

morality is a matter of choice

Unless you're stupid.

Re:Done before (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34905336)

Someone needs to learn about BitTorrent. If he's hoping to make money off of it, he could just burn games and movies onto DVDs and sell them to other people who are ignorant of BitTorrent.

I don't approve of illegal downloads, but this is just stupid. Which is even worse than "slightly immoral".

No, BitTorrent people need to learn about how to be more awesome in their means of getting free games. I mean, sure, convenience and not having to get up out of your chair to get your games and all, but this man dug a tunnel into a GameStop to do it. For sheer style points, I have to give this guy a hand.

Okay, maybe it WAS just an empty neighboring building and not a huge long tunnel or whatnot, but still.

Re:Done before (3, Funny)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904950)

Maybe so, but the real questions is...

Did they have Battletoads?

Re:Done before (1)

g0bshiTe (596213) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905094)

I blame the video games!

It's obvious this sort of behavior was inspired by this persons addiction to Dig Dug. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig_Dug [wikipedia.org]

Re:Done before (1)

arisvega (1414195) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905906)

It also looks that there is further evidence on another post;

New Study Links Video Games and Mental Problems [slashdot.org]

Maybe the defence strategy should be along the lines of 'mental illness'?

Re:Done before (1)

Jeremy Erwin (2054) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905850)

Don't most bank heist movies incorporate a bloody third act? Frankly, the sandblaster scene in the Bank Job discouraged me from a life of crime.

Re:Done before (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34906028)

Perhaps, but I do respect (as much as you can a criminal) that goes old school and plans something big and complex. This guy could have easily put on a mask and tazzered the lone employee at night and loaded up a duffle bag, but he choose to go the classic route. He will now have time in prison to reflect on his plan and see where he went wrong.

I really love those museum art heist. The museum knows you are going to try and have planned security around this.

Game Over, Man! (1)

LeenusT (579645) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904464)

Can you dig it?

No way game over (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904672)

If he had been caught "pirating" those games, then it would be game over. He would be in debt forever with the multimillion dollar fine. But after this little burglary he will soon be out of jail and all out of debt, ready to enjoy life again.

Re:No way game over (1)

TheVelvetFlamebait (986083) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905080)

Once you eliminate any physical damage, and the price that retailer bought the physical box, all that's left is a single lost sale. With piracy, the number lost sales are limited only by the "100% of demand" mark. Piracy is, potentially, considerably more financially damaging than physical theft.

That doesn't, however, mean that I think the penalties for piracy aren't ludicrous these days.

Re:No way game over (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34905148)

you mean you don't believe we should be CRACKING DOWN on criminals? What kind of bleeding heart liberal are you who wants to let those filthy criminals go free?

Re:No way game over (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906220)

The penalty for any crime is likely to be orders of magnitude worse than the cost of the crime.

But that's the point.

Re:No way game over (0)

need4mospd (1146215) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905418)

Piracy? This man doesn't dig it. YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!

obviously (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904468)

they need to employ more Fygars

Jeez (5, Insightful)

TheVidiot (549995) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904482)

Note that the link is thin, and the sources are behind logins and subscription links, so please post better URLs if you can find them.

Isn't that your job?

Re:Jeez (3, Insightful)

dreamchaser (49529) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904534)

Note that the link is thin, and the sources are behind logins and subscription links, so please post better URLs if you can find them.

Isn't that your job?

You must be new here if you think Taco and his so called 'editors' do anything other than sit around playing video games and collecting paychecks while posting a link once in awhile.

Re:Jeez (4, Funny)

Tr3vin (1220548) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904824)

They don't collect paychecks. They have to tunnel into GameStops to get their games. Why do you think there are no good links provided?

Re:Jeez (1)

snookiex (1814614) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905158)

In the other hand, what else do you want to be posted about this? It's a just a Ripley's little story in a small town related to a man who is for sure barely known by anyone beyond his own backyard.

Holy crap, he's getting even more lazy (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904886)

Perhaps his next modification to this horrible website code will be automatic, unattended story submissions.

Re:Holy crap, he's getting even more lazy (2)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905050)

Perhaps his next modification to this horrible website code will be automatic, unattended story submissions.

How would anyone spot the difference?

Re:Holy crap, he's getting even more lazy (1)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905466)

Check the Slashcode commit logs. He did this about 12 years ago. Each of the 'editors' is a very small Perl script. They keep adding new ones periodically because the existing ones are buggy as hell (some more than others, for example kdawson).

Eh? (4, Insightful)

ledow (319597) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904510)

"Note that the link is thin, and the sources are behind logins and subscription links, so please post better URLs if you can find them."

Er, no? That's what I expect a story-poster to do for me? Or the editors? You know, those *paid* people?

Might as well say "Vague story happens but you can only read about it on other sites - help us do our job and find other people's coverage so we can post the link here!"

Seriously, as the days go buy, there's less and less reason to come to this site, and less and less reason to pay for a subscription.

Re:Eh? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904588)

Pay for a subscription to /.? NO WAY!

Re:Eh? (3, Informative)

neumayr (819083) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904600)

To be fair, there aren't many sources for that story. It's some regional news with only coincidental relevance for some fringe group of society after all..
http://news.google.de/news/story?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=Greeneville,+Tennessee&ncl=dm5qbkfTcoN9UCMSJMUI6rFVH6iCM&channel=suggest [google.de]

Re:Eh? (5, Informative)

leuk_he (194174) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904686)

Here... a video [wate.com] of the heist.

Re:Eh? (1)

neumayr (819083) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904760)

Oh, he was doing quite well then. Played a lot of MGS I suppose.
Also, targeting GameStop earns him some sympathy.. Shame he was in it for reselling.

Re:Eh? (4, Informative)

Pharmboy (216950) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904646)

It would appear that Slashdot is open sourcing its editing, and is now in perpetual Beta.

Re:Eh? (2)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904826)

Devil's Advocate: /. is a news aggregator: They don't have journalists or reporters, just folks who sift through the cruft posted by regular users. If they can find links, they may well do. Help out and mod down stories which suck on the Firehose.

Re:Eh? (2)

Pharmboy (216950) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905440)

Devil's Advocate: /. is a news aggregator: They don't have journalists or reporters, just folks who sift through the cruft posted by regular users. If they can find links, they may well do. Help out and mod down stories which suck on the Firehose.

Google is a news aggregator, and all decisions are primarily based on code, not by humans. Slashdot is a technology news portal where the submissions are selected by, and then EDITED by the EDITORS, to filter out the debris and only allow the best to hit the front page. This would including adding or removing some of the links (presumably after a reasonable amount of checking and verifying the validity and relevance of the link), or sometimes combining two different submissions to provide a broader point of view. This is the theory, at least. Because speed is more important than accuracy, a large amount of leeway is given for the editing process to be a bit sloppy. Often, the story is neither timely or properly edited is the issue. It makes one wonder if the editors are having to clean windows and empty trashcans for the whole company, and just edit with the time they have left.

Re:Eh? (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906176)

/. automated the process a long time ago. The "editors" now just select what bubbles up to the top of the +/- ratings on the "recent stories" list (aka "the firehose"), make up a snarky department-of-taglines-department-tagline for the box on the form, then go back to pwning each other in MOH:AA. That Taco took the time to click on the links and realize it's probably link-spam actually puts him in the running for their annual "works too fscking hard" award.

Perhaps done by the Red-Headed League? (1)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904524)

It's no use, John Clay [ignisart.com]

Re:Perhaps done by the Red-Headed League? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904668)

This suggests that somewhere in Greeneville, TN, someone was paid good money to copy a large swatch of Wikipedia in longhand.

Don't be so hard on him.. (5, Funny)

n1hilist (997601) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904540)

He was just playing Dig Dug ;)

Oh, the game references! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904544)

Because he playing real-life Dig Dug, he will now be Pac [anally by a] Man

Re:Oh, the game references! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904648)

"Did you know that the original name for Pac-Man was Puck-Man?"

Re:Oh, the game references! (1)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904928)

"Did you know that the original name for Pac-Man was Puck-Man?"

Better than phuck man I suppose

Seriously it was the other way round. Puck-Man was used when the arcade games were first imported into the UK, out of fear that it would offend the Pakis [urbandictionary.com] . Later common sense prevailed and when games for home computers were imported the original name was used.

Re:Oh, the game references! (2)

Half-pint HAL (718102) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905778)

Nope, it was a Japanese game and was named after a hockey puck. The Americans were worried about kids making the P an F, so changed the name on import. The UK cabinets marked "Puck-man" didn't come via America.

It's a downright disgrace that they still call hockey pucks "pucks" because someone might call them "fucks". They don't, but they might. And that's disgraceful.

HAL.

Another URL (0)

CloneRanger (122623) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904556)

Re:Another URL (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904624)

From your link:

Read The Greeneville Sun for the complete version of this story.
Six-day-per-week subscribers may also read the full story online
with our e-Edition at Greenevillesun.com/e-Edition. Click here to view the e-Edition.

Re:Another URL (2)

Jessified (1150003) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904670)

Even from the free summary of the above article it doesn't look like he "tunneled" at all. He broke through a wall from an adjacent and empty shop. The press just chose the word "tunnel."

Much less impressive.

Re:Another URL (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906196)

When I saw the headline, I was sure it was an IPv4/IPv6 hack. And I'm not sure it still isn't...

Video games at fault (5, Funny)

east coast (590680) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904568)

The boy just played far too much Minecraft.

Re:Video games at fault (1)

Higaran (835598) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904580)

No it sounds more like too much Dig Dug to me.

Re:Video games at fault (1)

swanzilla (1458281) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904768)

I must have missed the bit about the robber using an air pump to inflate-kill monsters during the heist.

Re:Video games at fault (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34905760)

Very original joke! You lifted it straight from the article summary for fuck's sakes. Or do people not read anything more than the TITLE now?

Presumably for profit? (2)

RogueyWon (735973) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904596)

I'm guessing he did this with the intention of selling the games on and profiting. It certainly can't have been for his own enjoyment.

Unless, of course, there's some strange pleasure that he gets from owning 500 used copies of Madden and 500 used copies of Black Ops (plus maybe, if he's really lucky, a single new copy of Madden as well).

Re:Presumably for profit? (1)

NevarMore (248971) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904638)

I'm imagining a 20-something in a hoodie with a room piled full of video games swimming around like Scrooge McDuck.

Perhaps Caesar from History of the World Part One, "TREASURE BATH!!!!".

Re:Presumably for profit? (2)

Migraineman (632203) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904752)

My father imparted a pearl of wisdom unto me many years ago:

TheDad: You've heard the saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure," right?
Me: Yeah.
TheDad: How do you make the distinction?
Me: I dunno.
TheDad: "Treasure" is desired by someone in addition to just yourself.

See, I *was* actually paying attention in my yout.

They should be happy - And he to! (1)

aliquis (678370) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906048)

They should be happy, and so should he!

Now only the value of said game titles where lost.

But if instead he had pirated the games just imagine all the damage along the lines with all the additional copies he helped to create would had been!

Steal Starcraft II at $ 29.95 for a total of $ 29.95 damage.

Pirate Starcraft II for free, create $ 29,950 damage!

This way if he get caught he should only have to pay for the titles he stole. If he had pirated them? Millions! .. ;D

Not an SSH tunnel ! (2, Interesting)

mbone (558574) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904604)

I had to read the post twice to get that the OP was referring to a real, not a virtual, tunnel.

Re:Not an SSH tunnel ! (1)

xded (1046894) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905484)

Am I the only one who thought of quantum physics?

Re:Not an SSH tunnel ! (1)

one cup of coffee (1623645) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906160)

When I heard the words Video games, tunnels and crime, my first thoughts were that someone had physically entered the internet via a series of tubes. That, and also I think there might have been some Tron thrown in there.

Security (1)

HeckRuler (1369601) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904678)

Well GameStop should really invest in some quality security. I hear that lava walls and gravel walls are moderately secure. Of course they're by-passable with time, but they're far more efficient then creating a mob generator.

they are to cheap to sell out for that (1)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904880)

they are to cheap to sell out for that why not have a security guard mini wage BYOG.

Re:they are to cheap to sell out for that (1)

NevarMore (248971) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905704)

The same reason you generally don't pay staff minimum wage. Minimum wage = minimum work and minimum trust.

"Life imitates Minecraft" (1)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904696)

Or, maybe Minecraft imitated life to begin with. It's not like the concept of sappers and tunneling was invented by Minecraft.

Now, that doesn't mean that tunneling into a video game store isn't just plain bizarre.

Re:"Life imitates Minecraft" (1)

PseudonymousBraveguy (1857734) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904818)

At the current state of copyright law, it's probably better to be caught tunneling into a game shop and stealing physical copies than downloading the same amount of copies on bittorrent.

Re:"Life imitates Minecraft" (1)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904854)

At the current state of copyright law, it's probably better to be caught tunneling into a game shop and stealing physical copies than downloading the same amount of copies on bittorrent.

Sadly, you are probably correct.

Dig Dig Dig (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904842)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bf/Digger_%28video_game%29_%28IBM_PC_Version_-_CGA%29_gameplay.gif

Through a wall... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34904876)

He only tunneled through a wall. Which could also be called "broke through a wall" which is way less sensational than TFA makes it sound.

Stealing... (4, Insightful)

Burpmaster (598437) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904882)

Pay attention people: This is what actual theft looks like.

Re:Stealing... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34905864)

You can say that again. At least he wasn't a filthy copyright-infringer.

You mean... (1)

denzacar (181829) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905916)

This doesn't make him a hacker?

Found link... (4, Informative)

alyawn (694153) | more than 3 years ago | (#34904890)

Found a link [greenevillesun.com] to the local paper. Not that hard to find. But light on the details.

Full story now online (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34905426)

Full story now online.

Re:Found link... (1)

Tokah (859694) | more than 3 years ago | (#34905470)

He left all the digging tools behind??? He couldn't have at least packed them into his ridiculously noticeable passion purple SUV?

DMCA at fault (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34905392)

I blame the DMCA. Someone should tally up the fines and prison terms he could expect if he had "pirated" what he tried to haul out, and then use the difference as a basis for defending people from the DMCA.

NOT a Tunnel! (5, Informative)

markass530 (870112) | more than 3 years ago | (#34906034)

The dude just busted a hole in the wall. In my world, a tunnel goes underground, and I think the reason the story seemed so good is that was inferred.
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