Northern Thailand villagers held a Google Street View driver hostage and made him swear to Buddha that he wasn't spying for the Thai government.
Sa-eab villagers in the Phrae Province took the driver to a nearby temple to swear on a Buddha statue that he wasn't scouting for an unwanted dam project, according to the Associated Press. Google confirmed the report that 20 villagers blocked the Google Street View car and took the driver to a local office for questioning before making him swear on Buddha.
After the Buddha swearing, the villagers released the driver and apologized to both him and the tech company. Sa-eab is a village 385 miles north of Bangkok and is a battleground for dam protests.
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