Resourceful Slacker Jams an Entire Airport Network to Get Off Work

By Ashley Feinberg on at

If you're an employee at Newark Liberty Airport you're being tracked constantly throughout the workday. Which is great for security sure, but significantly less great if you need a little you time (slackers). In order to combat this little hurdle one New Jersey man named Gary Bojczak decided to take matters into his own hands this past August, by jamming Newark's entire satellite based tracking system.
Investigators noticed there might be a problem when Bojcazk came rolling up to work with a truck that was "emanating signals within a restricted frequency band used by the augmentation system." Apparently, the truck's on board GPS jammer wasn't only stopping Bojcazk's boss from tracking him down, it was even interfering with the airport's take off and landing signals. Which as you can imagine got the FCC in a bit of a huff.

Bojczak ultimately surrendered the device which confirmed the FCC's suspicious since the signals ceased as soon as he handed it over. Now, our renegade worker just got handed a hefty $32,000 civil penalty for his decision to play hooky. One question remains though, what could this man have possibly been trying to do that would warrant blacking out the entire airport's tracking system? We encourage you to leave your wildest speculations down below.[BetaBeat]

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