A homeowner, seemingly fed up with people spying on them through Google Maps, took action by placing a sign on their house. However, the outcome didn't go as planned.
Typically, being at home ensures some privacy, but this Lake County, Illinois resident didn't feel they were left alone as much as they wanted.
They believed that someone was always keeping an eye on them, whether nosy neighbors or curious Google Maps users exploring the world for interesting sights.
Whatever the reason behind it, the homeowner decided to make their stance clear with a bold message on their roof: "Watch porn, not me."
This message has been on the roof since at least 2008, as seen in older Google Maps images. Although it has faded over the years, it still manages to capture people's attention.
A Facebook user shared a picture of the house from Google Maps, confirming the homeowner's concern, and the image quickly went viral in a group dedicated to satellite image enthusiasts.
The poster humorously commented, "Near Chicago. Soon it should be a law to have a quote on your roof."
Ironically, the homeowner's intention to deter people from their property backfired, as now more people are curious to see the house than ever before.
The post on Facebook featuring the house picture has racked up over 120,000 reactions since it first hit the internet. Many users openly confessed that the message actually made the house more intriguing.
One person joked, "This poor guy or whoever is probably seeing this and thinking, 'Well, that didn't work out.'"
A second person chimed in, "And then suddenly, the entire world was watching THEM."
"I can't disagree with the homeowner," playfully remarked a third individual.
Even though the homeowner's plan may have slightly backfired, there's a silver lining—Google Maps offers plenty of other peculiar things to capture people's attention when they tire of gazing at roofs.