Wrong house demolished due to Google Maps mix-up

A mix-up of addresses on Google Maps caused a demolition team to tear down the wrong house in Texas.

Published Date
25 - Mar - 2016
| Last Updated
25 - Mar - 2016
 
Wrong house demolished due to Google Maps mix-up

Google Maps is famous for putting people in a tight spot sometimes, like finding a wall where a road exit is indicated or going through some bizzare routes to locate a particular address. All this may pale in comparison to what happened to this woman from Texas. Her house, which was damaged by a tornado was scheduled for a repair and rebuild job, instead it was bulldozered down by a demolishing company which mixed up two addresses because of an incorrect listing on Google Maps.

The house that was originally scheduled to be demolished was located at 7601 Cousteau Drive in Rowlett, Texas, whereas the house that ended up being destroyed was located at 7601 Calypso Drive, situated just down the road. After the mix-up, the demolishing company sent a screenshot of Google Maps to the unassuming owner who now finds herself without a home. Apparently, The demolition team did not think twice to re-confirm the address once they got to the location and knocked down the wrong house relying solely on Google Maps. The mistake has now been fixed on Google Maps and locations for both houses show up correctly.

So, the next time you get lost or find yourself up against a wall becuase of your friendly Google Maps, thank your stars and roll down your window for directions! Below is a video report of the incident.
 

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