Scottish Man Fakes Murder In Front Of Google Street View Camera, Gets Visit From Local Authorities - HotHardware
Scottish Man Fakes Murder In Front Of Google Street View Camera, Gets Visit From Local Authorities

Scottish Man Fakes Murder In Front Of Google Street View Camera, Gets Visit From Local Authorities

We take a short break from all the frenetic and amazing happenings at Computex to bring you a hilarious/not-so-hilarious story of a Scottish fellow who spoofed the Google Street View car and got himself a visit from the local authorities.

Back in August of 2012, Dan Thompson, owner of Tomson Motor, saw the Google Street View car coming down the street and--thinking quickly--laid down on the ground and had a buddy stand over him wielding a pickaxe handle.

google street view

It looked like a murder, and a couple of years later when a random web user spotted it, that person reported it to the police. We’re pretty sure the Google Street View folks would have A) noticed a murder taking place feet from the car and B) at least called it in, but in any case the police paid Thompson a visit.

Apparently the local fuzz knew Dan as a small business owner and thus had a laugh over it themselves (knowing full well that he hadn’t been murdered in front of his business).

Google Street View shenanigans are often funny, but take it from Dan Thompson--don’t fake a murder unless you want the cops to show up.
0
+ -

whats so bad about the cops showing up?

0
+ -

Having ANY involvement with the cops (even if you're a victim of crime) is something to be avoided at all costs.

0
+ -

MCaddick:

Having ANY involvement with the cops (even if you're a victim of crime) is something to be avoided at all costs.

 

I call BS on this. I know a lot of cops and they're usually a lot of fun to be around. Show them a little respect and you'll get it back double.

 

0
+ -

That is so awesome! Call me anytime you see a Google car, I'm in.

0
+ -

DanCapobianco:

That is so awesome! Call me anytime you see a Google car, I'm in.

Well in that case, see if you can go back in time to March 2012 and catch this Google-mobile I happened to photograph (Oh, the irony) lurking around my neighborhood one day:

0
+ -

why assume murder. no blood on the ground. why could he not have just cold-cocked a purse snatcher? or caught the man flashing his junk to a woman on the street?

0
+ -

That is funny. It is unfortunate that it took years for it to be discovered it could have made for some great advertising for his business lol

Login or Register to Comment
Post a Comment
Username:   Password: