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