Google Maps accidentally labels man's house a restaurant

People will do almost anything for a slice of pizza -- even knock on a random stranger's door.

Michael McElwee's Australian home keeps being visited by people searching for pizza, thanks to an error on Google Maps.

McElwee told ABC Radio Darwin that it started when someone showed up at his door hoping to deliver magazines to a pizza place. Another came and asked about a job. Finally, his daughter was approached by someone who wanted to know their opening hours.

A Google Maps search revealed that his home has been labeled a pop-up pizzeria. It appears for parts of the year in a nearby park, but it's certainly not within his home.

"It is like getting your identity stolen," he told the station. "Your house has been stolen and put in as a pizza shop."

A Google spokesperson said the company was aware of the error and had fixed it on Wednesday night. McElwee is finally free!

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