Google Street View Ambushed in Norway

Tipped to car's arrival, buddies wait with spears, wetsuits
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2010 6:43 PM CST
Borre Erstad says he and Paul ?ge Olsen were tipped off to the Google Street View camera car's arrival by a buddy, who was driving it.   (Google)
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(Newser) – Tipped off by their driver buddy to its whereabouts, a Norwegian pair ambushed Google’s Street View camera car last summer, chasing it while wearing wetsuits and wielding spears. The photos have been making the online rounds, and Oslo daily Aftenposten tracked down the Bergen residents. “It was meant in fun, but we never imagined it would get such a tremendous attention,” Borre Erstad says of the stunt with Paul Åge Olsen.

“It was Paul who suggested that we should wear the wetsuits,” Erstad adds, dismissing suggestions of a conspiracy with publicity-seeking Google operatives. “This was not done to hurt anyone. It was all an innocent joke.”

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