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Title says most of it. I was at a tech conference today. I like to broadcast random WiFi hotspot names to mess with people and after the recent story about the Planet Fitness I thought it would go over well as a joke. I mean, who hasn't seen "FBI Surveillance Van" as a network?
Holy fuck.Do not do this!!!
Cops got called. I got to spend about 45 minutes chatting with them. They asked a lot of questions. They had to make sure I'm not a threat. I cooperated fully. I have no doubt being a white guy at a nerd gathering probably helped. I was told I wasn't being charged. I was, however, told to leave by the venue and not come back.
Flash forward two hours and I go to log into my work email on my phone. Huh. Password failed. Huh, again. Ok, let's not fat finger this and lock the account. Pull out the laptop, remote into my work PC. Go to log in. "Your account has been disabled. Contact your systems administrator."
20 minutes later I get the text message.
You are being placed on paid administrative leave effective today 5/23 while the agency investigates today’s events surrounding you being removed from the <venue>. You are not to complete any work, access agency networks or report to the office during your leave. We will contact you when the investigation is complete.
tl;dr: Immature joke kills career, film at 11.
EDIT: Thank you for the influx of comments and messages. Most of you are right, I am a fucking idiot. One doesn't come to r/TIFU to brag about the good shit they've done. No matter what you say, I'm trying to keep up. You're helping me cope.
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