The man complained that the Google Street View car was filming the area.
A man from Balatonőszöd attacked Google’s street view car with a pitchfork because he didn’t like the car taking pictures of the neighbourhood, sonline.hu reports.
The events were confirmed by the Somogy County Police Headquarters. It was reported that on 22 May at around 11 AM, a man complained in the centre of Balatonőszöd that a car with a street camera was filming the area with a permit.
He pulled the driver over, questioned him angrily, and then used a pitchfork to damage the camera system, which was rendered inoperable.
The driver of the Google car then informed the police, who soon apprehended the aggressive man and brought him to the police station in Siófok. Investigators questioned the 51-year-old man from Balatonőszöd on suspicion of criminal damage.
Google Street View cars are back on Hungarian roads in the spring. The main aim of this year’s tour is to update photos of cities and the roads connecting them, Telex explains.
So the only way to let Google know that 1 person is unhappy with their contribution to society is to be aggressive, damage very expensive equipment in a time when the majority of people are filming & taking photos of everyone & everything including their vaginas & penises and actual sex acts…all to share with strangers, friends, co-workers….
Unlike so many seniors who did not work hard enough & yet still spent spent spent, I am not a complainer that I can’t afford rent or food or heat or to take my pet to a veterinarian. I buy real estate to have a place to renovate, landscape, build, sell….make some profit. Repeat. I’m only 70. Still time to chase some of that ‘equal opportunities’ for everyone.
I rely on google maps at least 3 times per week to check certain areas for land or houses for sale. Then I want to see the entire area to judge the neighbours & see how they take care of their yards, vehicles etc. I want to see if there is some factory or other commercial building which creates noise, pollution, traffic etc. Want to see if a school is too close-by…or a hospital or fire department. Is there anykind of water nearby besides the ocean which surrounds my province. So much information to gather from the comfort of my home before even thinking about burning diesel in my Mercedes-Benz. Thankful to the extreme that Google has been mapping the world, and updating too. Because now I have a several year plan to move home to Hungary for at least a few years, as does 1 of my adult daughters, it is even more important that such information can be accessed from even Nova Scotia.