Chinese man jailed for setting 'slow' internet cables on fire
The man, surnamed Lan, was at an internet cafe in southern Guangxi province last June when his frustration with the connection speed spilled over.
He responded by destroying a public box containing optical fibre network cables, a local court said in a statement on Monday.
The court said the man "used a lighter to set a napkin he had on him on fire, then burned down a telecommunications box at a traffic intersection".
"After the incident, public security officials seized Lan's instrument of crime -- a lighter," according to the court in Cenxi, a small mountain city.
Lan was later hit with a seven-year jail term for "destroying public telecommunications facilities".