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Turns out these two guys work at an auto repair shop, saw the Google car approaching, and quickly jumped into action.  One guy grabbed an ax, and the other took to the ground as they posed for this prank picture.

A few months later, someone using Google Maps' Street View tool thought they spotted a murder in progress and called police.

The men had forgotten all about the prank until the cops showed up.  However, one of the officers frequents the repair shop, according to a report, and instantly knew that it was just a well done gag!  Well played, guys!  Well played!