A nervous Hungarian hacked the Google Street View car with a pitchfork

The man from Balatonőszöd did not like the fact that the camera car was doing its job.

This isn’t the first time one of Google’s Street View cars equipped with special cameras has been attacked, but it’s probably the first time a pitchfork has been used to take out a StreetView car.

The Somogy County Police Headquarters confirmed that on May 22 in Balatonőszöd, a local man attacked the search company’s camera car because he did not like the fact that the car was filming the area – otherwise with a permit.

That’s why the person put the StreetView car aside, tied up the driver, and then damaged the cameras attached to the car with his pitchfork, which made them useless.

The driver of the StreetView car then notified the police. Shortly after the incident, the authorities arrested the 51-year-old man from Balatonőszöd, who is suspected of vandalism.

This spring, we wrote that the Google Street View camera cars will return to Hungary, where they will work for several months, mainly around Sopron, Szekszárd, Mezőtúr, Szentes, Tapolca, Karcag, Baja and Miskolc.

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Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.

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