Angry mob 1, Google Street View car 0.

A mob of angry Buckinghamshire residents in England blocked a Google Street View car from photographing their homes and neighborhood.

It would seem that, following a string of nasty robberies in the neighborhood, the residents there had been on the lookout for any suspicious vehicles.  A Google Street View car with a sphere of cameras mounted on its roof obviously fit that description.

Resident Paul Jacobs was the first resident to spot.  Mr. Jacobs then proceeded to rally his neighbors who then formed a human barricade in the middle of the street and called the police.

Eventually the Google driver gave up, turned around and left.

Jacobs says:

My immediate reaction was anger; how dare anyone take a photograph of my home without my consent? I ran outside to flag the car down and told the driver he was not only invading our privacy but also facilitating crime.

No word yet on whether Google plans another attempt at photographing the neighborhood.

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