Google Maps told me to cross the river - and I did
Minneapolis firefighters rescued a man who attempted to walk across a frozen Mississippi River early in the morning.
The incident happened around 3 a.m. near the Stone Arch Bridge where the man was partially submerged.
The man told firefighters that Google Maps told him to cross the river. The Minneapolis Fire Department says that the app most likely told him to cross the Stone Arch Bridge, not walk across the river, WCCO reported.
The man, who was visiting from out of state, had a mild case of hypothermia.
Last week, a man in Berlin tricked Google Maps by carrying 99 smartphones together and made everyone believe that there was a huge traffic jam. But it was just him carrying an entire batch of phones with Google Maps turned on.