(NEWSER) – Eric Frein was a hunted fugitive in the woods of northeast Pennsylvania for nearly two months—but that didn't keep him off the Internet.
Police say Frein has told them he used unprotected WiFi hot spots to get online, the AP reports. A laptop computer and two thumb drives were found in an abandoned aircraft hangar near where he was captured. It's not clear how he kept the computer charged, but open WiFi signals are easy to find outside homes in the search area, according to WNEP, which notes that Frein would have been able to access coverage of the manhunt and listen to police scanners. "I never really thought about it, leaving it open," one resident with unprotected WiFi tells the station.
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