The City That Reads (Maps)

Google Maps are great. Love 'em. Super simple to use, and they make it easy to get around. (And hey, Yahoo Maps and MapQuest are ...
by | May 18, 2006

Google Maps are great. Love 'em. Super simple to use, and they make it easy to get around. (And hey, Yahoo Maps and MapQuest are fine too.)

But who knew they could keep you out of jail?? That's what a couple in Baltimore learned recently. A Virginia couple spent last Saturday in Charm City and went to an Orioles game. On the way out of town, they got lost and stopped to ask a police officer for directions.

What did they get? Arrested! They spent eight hours in jail and returned to their car to find that the officer had left it unlocked, and a cell phone charger, some sunglasses, and 20 CDs had been stolen.

Think they'll be heading back to Baltimore anytime soon?

Zach Patton | Executive Editor | zpatton@governing.com