But I'm From The Future!: Man Assaulted By McDonald's Employees For Wearing Homemade Digital Glasses

July 18, 2012

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Come on bro, you have to admit you look creepy as f***. Please tell me you at least had a shirt on.

Steve Mann, the self-proclaimed "father of computer vision systems" (and NOT "the father of a dino baby" like I want to be) was recently assaulted by three McDonalds employees after wearing his homemade digital glasses (read: creepy cyborg prosthetic) into one of their Paris restaurants. It was all completely unwarranted (at least per Steve's account, which I believe), and Steve was even with his wife and children. No word on how they feel about cyborg daddy.

Steve Mann was visiting Paris with his family when he was assaulted at a McDonald's on the popular avenue, Champs Elysees. While there, three men approached him and attempted to forceably remove his "glasses", not aware the prosthetic was physically attached to his skull. Anticipating these problems, Mann had a note from a dctor explaining the prosthetic, but the attackers "angrily crumpled and ripped up the letter" before pushing him out the door.


Mann's device was damaged during the assault, thus it no longer continuously overwrote the memory with new images. Because of this, the attackers faces were retrieved from the "glasses" later.

There are a couple shots of the assailants after the jump, which don't look like any McDonalds employees I've ever seen. I dunno, maybe the McDonalds are fancier over there. "Royale with cheese." SOLID POINT.

Hit the jump for the perps, including a pretty decent crotch-shot.

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Thanks to Thom and Thel200ster, who would have squirted ketchup everywhere in outrage. Plus thrown pickles. And maybe -- JUST MAYBE -- clogged a toilet in the bathroom with a fry cup.

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