Driving through Todmorden, West Yorkshire, Robert Jones followed his GPS navigator, as he normally does. But what he didn't know was that his navigator had decided Robert needed to die.
He continued following the steep path that the navigator told him was kosher, and totally where he wanted to be going. Suddenly, he hit a guardrail. Jones stopped immediately, so that his car was left hanging off the edge of a cliff. Jones said, "I just trusted the satnav. It kept insisting that the path was a road even as it was getting narrower and steeper. I rely on my satnav, I couldn't do without it for my job. I guess I'm lucky the car didn't slip all the way over the edge. But it has been a bit of a nightmare."
The ironic part? Police arrested Jones. They charged him with "driving without due care and attention," even though the real crime here, attempted murder, was clearly committed by the GPS. The lesson here is that you should at least occasionally look out the window when you're driving, if only because your GPS navigator might want you dead. [BBC, The Mirror via Jalopnik Image: Marcin Wichary/Flickr]