NIMBY mob hound Google out of village
The people are fighting back against Google Street View as residents of sleepy Broughton in Buckinghamshire formed a human pyramid chain to block the progress of a Street View car yesterday.
The residents are worried that burglars will use Street View to check out potential targets from the comfort of their homes instead of on foot or in a car.
Local resident Paul Jacobs said "We've already had three burglaries locally in the past six weeks. If our houses are plastered all over Google it's an invitation for more criminals to strike."
Three in six weeks? Jesus – round where I live there’s been three while I’ve been writing this.
The Google car eventually turned on its heels and scarpered but while the stand-off was playing itself out, a gang of burglars entered from the other end of the village and ransacked nine houses.
Okay they didn’t, but you’d laugh if they did wouldn’t you? You would? You sick bastards.