Forum: Where's George
Topic: WheresGeorge bill & cache detonated by Bomb Squad
started by: YardBoy
Posted by YardBoy on Oct. 13 2001,11:51 am"Oscar the Grouch Cache" in Nevada (with a WG bill inside) has expired in these exciteable times. R.I.P. Note from cache owner follows (and I am NOT the other cacher involved):
"Oh my Gosh! You have no idea what happened then. The cache was removed shortly after you(sic) visit by the BOMB SQUAD! Someone at channel 10 saw you out there with a suspicious package and I was at lunch. Well, becase of all the tension they called the police. The station and the nearby school were evacuated. When I returned I told them what it was, but it was too late. The police detonated the container at about 1:25pm. I was questioned and ordered to remove all my caches and tell other to do the same. What a mess!"
Posted by Guest on Oct. 13 2001,2:27 pmNot hearing anything yet of this in the news am kind of skeptical to the validity of this report.
In any case, a perfect example of my post on 9/18 suggesting that all be sure to mark the outside of their cache container.
I actually had a cacher who was searching for one of mine (Redwings Treasure) park in a residential area no where near the cache and enter the park from it was in from the back side.
I'd like to point out that this happened prior to the 9/11/01 attacks. Some people just panic easily and it will only get worse now.
Posted by Guest on Oct. 13 2001,9:42 pmOK, Now I beleive and can surely understand the "initial" concern of on-lookers. I'm sorry but terrorist incident or not, I do not think the placement right outside the building for your local PBS television station is a very appropriate place to leave a small package behind.
I do think however the local police over-reacted (even under current circumstances). I mean come on now, transparent container so you can see contents, clearly labeled
Looks like the Vegas P.D. might need a seeing eye dog for their bomb specialist.
And they keep telling the public not to panic and go about your normal routine....sheesh!!