Teen Arrested After Allegedly Breaking Into Home, Asking for WiFi Password

The pain of having no internet was too much for one young man in California. 

Police in Palo Alto, California say they arrested a teenager who allegedly entered a home, woke up a sleeping couple who lived there, and asked for their WiFi password.

Police say the 17-year-old suspect entered the home just after midnight, early Sunday morning when he woke the couple who are in their sixties. He was also wearing some kind of cover for his face according to reports from the scene. 

The victim told police he got out of bed, confronted the teen, and then began shoving the suspect out of his home before calling police. 

The suspect, who is also connected to a bicycle theft in the area, was quickly apprehended. 

No one injuries were reported in the incident and the only items missing were two kitchen knives, which have since been recovered. 

An investigation at the scene showed that the 17-year-old was able to gain entry into the home after cutting a screen covering an open window in the side yard.

The teenage suspect has been arrested for residential burglary, prowling, and providing false information to an officer.

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