He didn't do it.
Bill's big yellow backhoe cut into utility lines and knocked out an entire subdivision's fiber-dependent essentials. There went the Internet. Favorite cable show kaput. Woe betide the guy who made the recipe on Mrs. Shockley's screen disappear as her pot full of lentils boiled away, unseasoned and underdone. Mrs. Shockley had to dash out in front of her house to pick up reception on her not-so-smart phone to get the directions on how to save the evening's soup. It does not do to be careless when one opens up the earth.