Prankster scuba divers chase Google Street View car away in Norway

Tipped off by friends, two Norwegian pranksters dressed as scuba divers chased after a Google Street View car in Norway.

The pair were spotted on Street View this week after Google updated its Maps for Norway recently. The pranksters can be seen sitting on chairs dressed in scuba gear as the car passes and then chasing after the car with pitchforks.

Norwegian news outlet Oslo daily Aftenposten tracked down the pair who revealed the stunt. “This was not done to hurt anyone. It was all an innocent joke," stated prankster Borre Erstad. To see the pranksters on Google Street View, click here.

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I've been to Bergen 3 times. And this is a fact: They have this secret urge to dress up in salmon covered scuba gear and dance weird fish dances (you know: rain dance style). I guess they were just caught off guard!

Utter morons, IMHO. Do they really have nothing better to do than act like nitwits? Was this supposed to be some kind of protest?

roadwarrior said,
Utter morons, IMHO. Do they really have nothing better to do than act like nitwits? Was this supposed to be some kind of protest?

No, they did it for fun :)

roadwarrior said,
Utter morons, IMHO. Do they really have nothing better to do than act like nitwits? Was this supposed to be some kind of protest?

You must be quite a dull person to be around with!

roadwarrior said,
Utter morons, IMHO. Do they really have nothing better to do than act like nitwits? Was this supposed to be some kind of protest?

Ummmm fun? I don't think it had any protest motive about it (Snorklers against Google anyone?) they weren't harming anyone so what's the problem?

That is pretty funny. I wonder how that Norwegian newspaper tracked them down? Maybe they are quite well known for walking around in scuba gear?

duneworld said,
That is pretty funny. I wonder how that Norwegian newspaper tracked them down? Maybe they are quite well known for walking around in scuba gear?

Uhhh, maybe they tracked them down by simply going to the address where the pictures were shot?

Funny how they still reference "Google Car Hits a Bridge", when in the Neowin article that publicized it Neowin member Mark_M shows that the car did not in fact hit the bridge with the camera, but the camera operator lowered the camera before the bridge and raised it after the bridge. Sigh.

<pedant>Yeah, technically they aren't scuba divers, no scuba gear. Just two guys in dry-suits, fins, snorkels, and fishing spears.</pedant>

How do these people know that Google is doing the rounds locally? Is there a schedule posted somewhere?

Slugsie said,
How do these people know that Google is doing the rounds locally? Is there a schedule posted somewhere?
How do you know if these people don't do this everyday, dressing up in their gear and chase every single car that passes their post at the end of the driveway as they sit in those fold-out chairs? ;)

markjensen said,
How do you know if these people don't do this everyday, dressing up in their gear and chase every single car that passes their post at the end of the driveway as they sit in those fold-out chairs? ;)

Quite frankly that's all we have to do for entertainment in Norway, its practice so we can chase away the polar bears...