Google Maps Street View often inadvertently captures passers-by in a host of situations as it undergoes its duties tracking details and locations of roads worldwide. The cameras, often mounted on Google cars, snap the streets just as they are in that moment, before posting the images online. This means members of the general public are often caught up in the pictures – with some welcoming the photo opportunity, and others very eager to shun the limelight. Yet during one recent incident in San Diego, California, the images appeared botched.
This meant a youngster playing outside with his friends simply appeared as a smear on the landscape.
His pals were busy skateboarding in what looked to be a busy public car park.
They were having fun in the bright sunshine, which streamed down onto the venue.
Yet while some of the lads parked up their boards for a break, one seemingly kept going, picking up his board to walk to the other side of the pavement.
Yet at the moment he was moving, he was caught by the cameras , with the motion seemingly making most of his body appear as an unsightly smear.
No matter what angle a Google Maps user looks at the shot, he looks the same.
His brown floppy hair and blue T-Shirt can clearly be seen, as well as his left hand clutching the top of his board.
Yet anything below his neck is faded out, cut off at the torso, making him appear like he has half a body.
Its is unclear why the blooper has happened, and what the reasoning for it is.
In an equally bizarre Google Maps Street View incident, a strange disguise caused hilarity among users.
A farmyard friend looked just like a pig in muck as the Google cameras came to call.
No ordinary cute pink piglet, this particular fun-loving mammal was in fact a man dressed up in a full head mask with beady eyes and a neon snout.
Its appearance was rather realistic, with two ears poking out from the top of his head and a leering look.
The cheeky chap had chosen the perfect place to play dress up, standing in front of a variety of meat-themed cushions in his shop in Warsaw, Poland.
Initially, the scenes appeared just like those in a butchers shop, with prime cuts of best pork behind the counter and on the walls.
On closer inspection, they proved to be the homeware accessories, with the store also selling a variety of quirky products.