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Fake traffic jams: Art or criminal mischief?

  • A German artist single-handedly created traffic jams around Berlin – causing drivers using Google Maps to be rerouted.
  • Simon Weckert did it using 99 cell phones and a little red wagon.
  • He pulled the wagon up, down, and through the empty streets of Germany’s capitol, watching as the lines on the map turned red.
  • Business Insider reports Weckert documented his mischief at http://www.simonweckert.com/googlemapshacks.html
  • Is this art or criminal mischief? What if one of his fake traffic jams caused an accident? What if it caused life saving personnel to be delayed in reaching a fire, accident or worse?
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