After noticing a Google Street View car approaching, Dan Thompson and a friend decided to set up a fake murder scene with the world as witness.
Mr Thompson told the BBC Scotland news website: “By complete fluke I saw the Google car coming along the road but it had to loop the block so I had one minute to rush back inside the garage and set up the murder scene.
“There are pictures of men on Google flashing their bums but we thought we would be more classy.
“We had forgotten about it when the police arrived a year later and we apologised for wasting police time. They found it funny.”