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'Heist' Caught On Google Maps Turns Out To Be Pranksters Holding A Glue Gun

Dominic Smithers

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'Heist' Caught On Google Maps Turns Out To Be Pranksters Holding A Glue Gun

A 'heist' that was caught on Google Maps has turned out to be a pair of jokers using a glue gun.

Darren Honeyman and his colleague of 15 years Dave Hutchinson were at work in Darlington, County Durham, earlier this year when they saw the the Google van coming.

So, not wanting to miss the opportunity of a lifetime, the pair decided to create a scene especially for the camera.

And they didn't disappoint.


In the photo captured by the tech giant, dad-of-two Darren can be seen holding what appears to be a large gun to his pal's head

However, upon closer inspection, the 52-year-old's 'weapon' turns out to be nothing more than a glue gun.

Credit: Google Earth/Kennedy News and Media
Credit: Google Earth/Kennedy News and Media

The 'hilarious' snap received over 1,200 likes, comments and shares after being posted to Facebook, with the pair branded 'complete legends' for their hilarious stunt.

Darren, and electrical engineer, said: "We happened to just be at work and we pulled around the corner and saw the Google Earth van come around and I said 'for once, we'll have a pose that we set'.


"The nearest thing that we had was the glue gun and ourselves so we jumped out and did the pose just for a bit of fun.

"I'm the one holding the gun - Dave's the one getting mugged.

"There's a famous pie shop called Taylor's that's why I said it's a stick up for a pie - we were practicing for our next pork pie heist.

"It gave us both a laugh - you can't take yourself totally seriously all the time and you've got to see the funny side of most stuff."


But this isn't the first time the pair of pranksters have been caught on camera by Google. A few years ago, Darren and Dave were snapped trying to open shutters that had seized on their business premises.

Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Darren says they had spotted the 'strange' snap of them by chance when looking on Google Earth, but when they saw it coming a second time, they were prepared.

"We found out through a couple of people and even someone in the shop said 'you're famous'," Darren said.


"A neighbour said, 'Look, check out what you've both been doing', and someone had put it on Facebook.

"Someone must have checked Google Earth for some reason, saw that and posted it.

"We just took the chance as it came - most people would have just walked past I don't know."

Dave added: "It was just a laugh - we have a bit of a [joke about] at work."

Featured Image Credit: Google Earth/Kennedy News and Media

Topics: Prank, Viral, joke, Google, Funny, Social Media, Facebook

Dominic Smithers
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