That would be the point of crossing the line if it was done.
Nothing wrong with going into the offices. But going into the equipment closets would be a no no.
I would like to see his tapes; I don't believe anyone in today's world.
Why did he go to a wiring closet? Or did he?
HE THOUGHT IT WAS THE REST ROOM
DID IT SAY KEEP OUT OR NO TRESPASSING?
Not if escorted or if open to the public. He may have wanted to see it just to take a picture to show there isn’t anything apparently broken in the closet.
But it is getting into a gray area. But so far at worst it would be trespassing and not wiretapping as the appropriate charge.
Oh, STOP it!
In a PUBLIC building, opening an unlocked door marked "AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY" wouldn't even get a Federal Employee working in that building fired; they'd get a meeting with their Supervisor and MAYBE a letter in their personnel file.
Unless you're a hard-core, brainwashed union stiff who recognized the non-existent boundaries between "Communications Union" territory and "Non-union People" territory, you grasp the fact that going into a communications equipment room, though it may be an error in judgment, does not constitute a crime of any degree in any jurisdiction in any State.
Certainly, the building Facility Manager will take umbrage at your temerity, and will likely see that you are professionally detained until the nature of your doings can be ascertained, but unless you are on PRIVATE property, your entry into the equipment closet doesn't even rise to the level of trespassing, much less anything outright criminal.
If you are allowed in a building, I see no specific law against entering a closet. Was it a locked closet?
“going into the equipment closets would be a no no.”
As would be impersonating a phone repair person. But how serious are these offenses? Are they felonies?
Seems like the more serious charges were dreamed up by the libRATS.