Google Maps isn’t just for directions anymore — it can also end your marriage, or put you in some kind of trouble
According to Australian outlet news.com.au, a man caught his wife cheating while searching for a location in Google Maps street view. He was using the app to decide on a tourist destination to take his wife to on vacation and stumbled upon a woman in an outfit he recognized.
While navigating down the Bridge of Sighs in Barranco, Peru, he saw the woman was sitting on a bench with a man, reclining with his head in her lap. Both of their faces are blurred, as is customary when Google street view cameras capture a person. While the view only shows a still image, the woman appears to be stroking his hair.
The man quickly realized it was his wife based on the clothing and other physical characteristics.
Although the photo was captured in 2013, the man at the center of the story still chose to confront her. The wife admitted to cheating, according to media report, and the couple recently divorced.
Google street view, which uses multi-lens cameras mounted on top of cars to capture every perspective of a mapped street, was created in 2007 and launched in 5 U.S. cities. It’s now available to view roads in 80 countries.