Jerry Schneider - Research Article from Outlaws, Mobsters and Crooks

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A phone fanatic

By the time he was four years old, Schneider was shy and overweight. Growing up he had no real friends. Other children called him “fatso.” He loved telephones and by the time he was ten, he had built a telecommunications system in his family’s home. A few years later, he received a telephone repair worker’s belt and hat—so that he could pretend to be a repair man. Talented in science, Schneider won prizes at science fairs. First a ham radio operator, Schneider eventually became a “phone phreak”—someone who illegally uses telephone company services.

As a student at Hamilton High in Los Angeles, California, Schneider was president of the radio club. He once asked officials at Pacific Telephone & Telegraph (PT&T) Company to give him phone company equipment for his electronics class...

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