A word of warning, if you must steal your neighbour’s internet connection, don’t do it by sitting on a windowsill four storeys up like this Sichuanese woman did, terrifying witnesses who thought she was preparing to kill herself and called the police.
Tan Kwai police station in Sichuan province received a call on October 7th about a young woman who had been sitting on a fourth-storey windowsill for over two hours and appeared “introverted”. Three police cars and a fire engine rushed to the scene to prevent the woman from killing herself. 20 rescuers arrived at the scene and began surreptitiously laying cushions on the ground below the woman, instructing passers-by not to look at her in case that encouraged her to jump.
Eventually, having acquired the keys to her apartment from the building landlord, police broke into the room, but rather than the hysterical, suicidal person they expected they found a rather bemused woman who explained that she’d simply been sitting on the windowsill to improve wireless signal on her phone.