Vera Svechina: woman sneaks into Google headquarters
Vera Svechina reportedly snuck into Google's headquarters by following a visually impaired employee. What Vera Svechina did next has the company's employees and founders scratching their heads.
A woman who claims Google is "inside her head and making her do things" quietly gained entry to the company's Silicon Valley headquarters last month, leaving behind a book and angry letter for the company's co-founders, police said on Friday.
Vera Svechina, a self-described filmmaker and former stripper, walked undetected into Google's main offices on March 14 and spent several minutes there, Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie said.
"An administrative staff member returned to her desk and found a book in Russian as well as a letter addressed to the two founders," Wylie told Reuters, referring to Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
"It didn't make any sense," Wylie said of the letter. "They were the ramblings of somebody with some kind of condition."
Google contacted police four days later, after reviewing security camera footage and finding that Svechina had breached the inner offices of the world's largest Internet company by walking in behind a visually impaired employee, Wylie said.
Police do not know the current whereabouts of Svechina, 37, who was last known to be living in San Francisco. She has not been arrested or charged in the case.