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This article was published on June 3, 2014


What do you do when you see a Google Street View car? These guys staged a murder.

What do you do when you see a Google Street View car? These guys staged a murder.
Paul Sawers
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Paul Sawers

Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

Google Street View features some pretty cool things. But it’s also ripe for pranksters who get wind of a Google Street View car in the area.

Two mechanics from Edinburgh, Scotland, staged a fake murder, with one chap posing over a motionless body while wielding a pick axe.

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A concerned netizen spotted the image online, reported it to the police, who thankfully saw the funny side when they turned up at the garage to discover that, well, it was all a ruse.

While similar incidents have occurred on Street View in the past, it’s still impressive to see how quick the public can be to act when given the chance to ‘fool’ Google.

Google Streetview murder is hoax by mechanics | Edinburgh Evening News