Google Maps has been used by people all over the world. Whether you are traveling abroad or to a friend’s new house, Google Maps is employed to get you from point A to point B. However, a recent image caught by one of those Google vans showcased a woman who was none too pleased with their arrival.
The image showed a woman flipping off the Google van.
Without any real evidence or information to work on, Reddit users began postulating their very own theories.
A street view in Austin, Texas created some controversy online after a person was recorded backing out of a residential neighborhood.
However, the driver’s arm was hanging out of the window and the image clearly depicts the driver waving a middle finger at the camera.
Cut off from the image is a woman standing on the left just out of frame. No one is quite sure what sparked the heated gesture but that didn’t stop Reddit users from guessing.
A Reddit user postulated: ‘my coworkers waved at a Google car a few months ago, and earlier this week we were looking to see if you could see it on street view. Sadly they were mostly obscured by a tree, lol.’
Some believed that the driver was mad at the woman who was off to the side while others believe that the gesture was directed to Google and its drivers.
A user commented: ‘she was probably mad that he didn’t sweep the sidewalk after mowing.’
While others said: ‘maybe the woman was just a coincidence and the person in the car just likes to flip off the Google cars for funsies.’
And finally, from someone who has experience flipping off a Google car: ‘I was featured flipping off the Google car in my driveway last year. It only stayed up for a month or two, then Google replaced several frames of that most recent drive-by with frames from a previous drive-by. It took them about 5 months to even process and post the original photos. I was flipping it off mostly because it was doing 45 on my 25 MPH street.’