A man doesn’t know what he’s doing is a crime.
The “victims” don’t know that what he’s doing is a crime.
A cop vaguely suspects that some kind of crime might perhaps be happening, and takes it upon himself to research it just in case someone might be committing a crime.
The result: by the grace of the courts the “perp” escapes a five year, $10,000 felony, and merely got 40 hours of community service and a $400 fine and nothing on his record.
What a country!
Note to self: if you’re using an establishment’s free wifi, and a cop asks what you’re doing, lie.