Google may be the big boss hog around these internets, but not so much in the UK. A Neatorama reader captured the Street View camera car getting the royal treatment from some of England's finest.
The story is told through the three images below, depicting the Google Street View camera car illegally driving down a bus / bicycle / taxi only lane. We also hear the Google driver was heavily doped up on methamphetamine and on the lookout for a singled-eyed man with a patch. Okay, so we made the last part up. Below is the actual eye-witness account.
Here's the story of the incident in Chris' own words:
I'm from Bradford, United Kingdom. I was just going on my lunch break at work today and i noticed a black car that had stopped at a red light. It had a "google" sticker on the side, and a large camera "thing" on the top. I decided to pull out my camera phone to take a pic, but just as i did a police car pulled up right behind it and put on it's lights and officer inside was motioning the car to pull over.
I then realised why, as the car was in the lane to go straight ahead, which was marked "bus / bicycle / taxi only", before i could take another pic, the google car sped off, went nearly the whole way round the block in busy Bradford city centre (the police still following now with lights and siren on!), before eventually pulling into a car park… which just happened to be the car park to the old police station!!!
When i eventually caught up i did manage to get a picture of the police car and the Google car pulled over in the car park, after which the officer got out of the car and started asking me not to take pictures! lol
Also, I'm hoping when they put the street level view for Bradford on google maps, am hoping there will be a cheeky pic of me taking a pic of the google car, which i can then upload to google earth my pic of the google car taking a pic of me (if that makes sense?!? lol)
That is the suck.