A resourceful Pennsylvania man waterproofed his router using a box and tape before sticking it onto his windowsill to use a nearby library's wi-fi. Too bad that he taped the gadget up so well that it looked like a bomb.

Note: The pictured router belongs to GitEmSteveDave and to the best of my knowledge isn't the router from this story.


Basically the guy's taped up router-in-a-box fell off his third floor windowsill and caused the person who found it to panic and call the police. An explosives expert squad was then sent in and "neutralized" the threat.

Now, we can laugh about this incident and panic all we want, but I'll be the honest one and say that a router falling from the sky would scare the hell out of me. And I don't even have hell in me to begin with. [Penn]