A French dad’s good intentions may just land him in jail for six months.
The concerned parent shut down the whole town’s internet because he wanted his children to spend less time online.
The father’s identity was not released but France Bleu Gascogne reported that he was desperate to block his kids from spending too much time on social media.
The father bought a jammer to block connection to the web in his home for certain hours, midnight and 3 a.m.
The block prevented some 1,000 people from getting service and some began reporting area outages.
He didn’t know the device blocked not only access to his home internet but also the entire beach town of Messanges’ internet.
The New York Post reported he faces a hefty fine for disconnecting the Messanges’ town internet access with a scrambler, which is illegal under French law.