It took 4chan users only 15 minutes to identify the culprit
A Burger King Employee decided to have some fun by putting his feet into a couple of lettuce containers, taking a picture of the stunt, and posting it online on 4chan. He was identified in less than 15 minutes after users analyzed the GPS data from the picture.There are so many Burger Kings in the United States that it would be almost impossible for someone to precisely pinpoint in which one of them a specific picture has been taken. However, in the age of the Internet and hidden technologies, even the impossible can be accomplished.
This is the story of a Burger King employee from Mayfield Heights, Cleveland, who decided to show the world how cool he is by stomping on a couple of lettuce containers.
He took a picture of himself (his feet in the containers) and posted it to 4chan along with the message “This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King.”
It took “the Internet” only around 15 minutes to look at the picture’s properties and pinpoint the exact location of the establishment where the incident took place, Hypervocal informs.
The 4chan users involved in the unmasking claimed to have immediately contacted local news stations and the restaurant’s manager.
According to the Mayfield-Hillcrest Patch, a number of three employees were fired in connection to the incident after an investigation of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Apparently, not only the two containers from the picture showed signs of tampering.
This is not the first time when a “wanted” individual is identified this way. Back in April, Ars Technica reported that a hacker from CabinCr3w was identified after he posted a picture made by his girlfriend with an iPhone.