The CIA admitted today that one of their Predator drone aircraft fired a missile and destroyed a Google autonomous Prius late last week.
According to anonymous CIA insiders, the drone had taken off from a secret airfield in Saudi Arabia when it encountered the driverless car on a deserted dirt road near the town of Al-Roker.
"It had California license plates on it and apparently, the drone's computer thought it was odd that the car was in Saudi Arabia so it blew it up," said one CIA staffer, who requested anonymity.
Google issued a statement saying they have no idea why their Prius was in Saudi Arabia or how it got there. "Last time we heard from it was a couple of weeks ago and it was southbound on Highway 99 near Bakersfield," said Google engineer Gazpreeet Goswami.
A CIA spokesman said they're currently in negotiations with Google to reimburse them for the vehicle.
"They want the retail blue book value, but we're offering wholesale," said Gordon "Chippy" Spooner, adding, "We don't think it's worth what they're asking--it's not in very good shape."