Google driver mistaken for Government spy
August 17 , 2013
When people living in a remote village in Thailand saw a vehicle with a camera attached on top, they blocked the vehicle's path and began to question the driver. The villagers thought he was a government agent looking to survey the dam they oppose. They believed his true identity only after he swore before a statue of Buddha.
The villagers later ended up apologizing to Google but the company wasn't offended. According to the residents, there had been many cases that had "convinced them to believe someone was trying to survey the area in disguise."
The spokesman for Google said the company faces such challenges at times "and Street View has been no exception."