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(Yahoo)   "Say, isn't that my stolen SUV on Google Earth?"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 23
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2013-09-26 03:09:29 PM
Pierce said the SUV was so well-hidden under the brush that the man and his son were 10 feet away before they realized they were looking at a vehicle.

Is it really "well-hidden" when you spot the thing using a satellite?
 
2013-09-26 03:22:48 PM
So the guys kid hit something then hid the truck saying it was stolen so dad would not find out
 
2013-09-26 03:29:43 PM
WTF are the chances
 
2013-09-26 03:30:00 PM
www.topsonline.com
 
2013-09-26 03:43:38 PM
Option 1: Somebody stole it and went joyriding before leaving it in some bushes not to far from the property.

Option 2: The owner was so drunk he didn't remember where he crashed his car and blamed thieves.
 
2013-09-26 03:46:05 PM
George County, Mississippi!  Represent!

Damn.  Too bad the SUV's probably gone by now.  I had the perfect micro geocache to hide in it, assuming it still had visors.
 
2013-09-26 03:53:37 PM

MBooda: George County, Mississippi!  Represent!


Ha! No kidding....I expect no less from George County.

To The Escape Zeppelin!:

Option 2: The owner was so drunk he didn't remember where he crashed his car and blamed thieves.

With George County being a dry county, I would say that makes your above option nearly 100% correct.  Or meth....
 
2013-09-26 03:54:10 PM

scottydoesntknow: Pierce said the SUV was so well-hidden under the brush that the man and his son were 10 feet away before they realized they were looking at a vehicle.

Is it really "well-hidden" when you spot the thing using a satellite?


Um...no.  He spotted what he thought was an illegal hunting shack on Google Earth.  The shack was located on property adjacent to his, and only he was allowed to hunt there.  He went in person to investigate, and spotted the SUV.  He didn't see the SUV on GE.

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2013-09-26 03:54:55 PM
Something smells fishy here...
 
2013-09-26 03:59:29 PM

suburbanguy: scottydoesntknow: Pierce said the SUV was so well-hidden under the brush that the man and his son were 10 feet away before they realized they were looking at a vehicle.

Is it really "well-hidden" when you spot the thing using a satellite?

Um...no.  He spotted what he thought was an illegal hunting shack on Google Earth.  The shack was located on property adjacent to his, and only he was allowed to hunt there.  He went in person to investigate, and spotted the SUV.  He didn't see the SUV on GE.

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I did read it. And I still say it's dumb to say it was "so well-hidden" when a farking satellite in space found it. Him not being able to recognize the difference between a hunting shack and the ass-end of a suburban still doesn't mean it was well-hidden.
 
GBB
2013-09-26 04:06:47 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Option 1: Somebody stole it and went joyriding before leaving it in some bushes not to far from the property.

Option 2: The owner was so drunk he didn't remember where he crashed his car and blamed thieves.


I got $5 on 2
 
2013-09-26 04:08:02 PM
scottydoesntknow:

I did read it. And I still say it's dumb to say it was "so well-hidden" when a farking satellite in space found it. Him not being able to recognize the difference between a hunting shack and the ass-end of a suburban still doesn't mean it was well-hidden.

First, much of the higher-resolution Google Earth shots are actually taken by airplanes doing local high-res shots.

Second, something can be very well hidden from observers on the ground, while completely visible from directly overhead.  Considering most people looking around will be on the ground, I think that's perfectly valid to call it "well hidden" in that case.
 
2013-09-26 04:26:58 PM

RollingThunder: scottydoesntknow:

I did read it. And I still say it's dumb to say it was "so well-hidden" when a farking satellite in space found it. Him not being able to recognize the difference between a hunting shack and the ass-end of a suburban still doesn't mean it was well-hidden.

First, much of the higher-resolution Google Earth shots are actually taken by airplanes doing local high-res shots.

Second, something can be very well hidden from observers on the ground, while completely visible from directly overhead.  Considering most people looking around will be on the ground, I think that's perfectly valid to call it "well hidden" in that case.


Oh goody! An Internet fight! I'll grab the popcorn.

My money is on Rolling Thunder!
 
2013-09-26 04:27:03 PM
a google story on yahoo?  i see what you did there.
 
2013-09-26 04:28:30 PM
How often are those sat pics updated?
 
2013-09-26 04:30:48 PM

BubbaJones: RollingThunder: scottydoesntknow:

I did read it. And I still say it's dumb to say it was "so well-hidden" when a farking satellite in space found it. Him not being able to recognize the difference between a hunting shack and the ass-end of a suburban still doesn't mean it was well-hidden.

First, much of the higher-resolution Google Earth shots are actually taken by airplanes doing local high-res shots.

Second, something can be very well hidden from observers on the ground, while completely visible from directly overhead.  Considering most people looking around will be on the ground, I think that's perfectly valid to call it "well hidden" in that case.

Oh goody! An Internet fight! I'll grab the popcorn.

My money is on Rolling Thunder!


Meh, I'll roll over and concede this one. I'm not afraid to admit when I'm wrong, and I'm not looking to get riled up as today is technically my Friday.

Bet you weren't expecting THAT on the internet huh!
 
2013-09-26 04:32:07 PM
What's the coordinates?
 
2013-09-26 04:52:05 PM

Squigley: What's the coordinates?


Betcha it's near N 31° 00.282' W 088° 33.100' .

/let us know how you do
 
2013-09-26 05:23:00 PM
"Say, isn't that the truck I paid someone to 'disappear' for me so I could collect the insurance?"

"Say, isn't that the SUV that I drove off the road during a late-night bender last April?"

"Say, isn't that the SUV I let my kids drive who claimed it was stolen when they hit something with it?"



All more likely than the current story.
 
2013-09-26 07:16:21 PM

scottydoesntknow: I did read it. And I still say it's dumb to say it was "so well-hidden" when a farking satellite in space found it. Him not being able to recognize the difference between a hunting shack and the ass-end of a suburban still doesn't mean it was well-hidden.


Hidden from the ground and hidden from the air are two different things.


And I'm going to guess joyriders.
 
2013-09-26 08:09:17 PM
This stupid Yahoo story reads completely different than the story it used as its source. You know, the one where they say it was a man surveying property who found it... and also how there has already been an arrest in the case. But this is much more suspicious, so why not?
 
2013-09-26 09:46:04 PM
Here's what I read in this article: he tried to fake getting his car stolen, his insurance company wouldn't pay out, so he just went to Google Maps and "found" his stolen car.

I've faked "finding" something I "lost" before. My story stank just as bad as this guy's, and was just as obviously fake as this guy's. Of course, I was 14 at the time, but whatevs.
 
2013-09-27 08:29:53 AM

JonnyG: This stupid Yahoo story reads completely different than the story it used as its source. You know, the one where they say it was a man surveying property who found it...


No, it said that the man was surveying his own property, as in looking at it, not technical surveying,  He was just looking for a good hunting spot, which is exactly what the Yahoo article says.
 
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