TBILISI, Georgia (KTLA) -- A 75-year-old woman trying to steal copper is accused of cutting off internet service to Armenia.
Authorities say the woman used a shovel to cut fibre-optic cables while scavenging for copper in the village of Ksani.
"She found the cable while collecting scrap metal and cut it with a view to stealing it," Interior Ministry spokesman Zura Gvenetadze told AFP news agency.
The fibre-optic cables, owned by the Georgian Railway Telecom company, serve eastern Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
"Taking into account her advancing years, she has been released pending the end of the investigation and subsequent trial," Gvenetadze said.
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