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    Posted: Mar. 31 2010,9:50 am QUOTE

This article might be interesting to read...

I would like to add (because this was not in the article), that this cache was placed when all of this was just an empty field with a nice tree - no houses anywhere. But that was five years ago ...


Edited by KFL on Mar. 31 2010,9:51 am
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    Posted: Mar. 31 2010,1:29 pm QUOTE

Which site was it on?  Do you have a link to the cache?

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he's been geocaching for 2-weeks and says after the day's events, he's ready to throw in the towel.


What a shame.


Edited by DudleyGrunt on Mar. 31 2010,1:31 pm

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    Posted: Mar. 31 2010,2:28 pm QUOTE

I agree... What a shame.
A shame that officials have a knee-jerk reaction to everything these days. A bigger shame that someone new to a sport (that they probably would have greatly enjoyed) may be "throwing in the towel" as they put it because the public and officials are so suspicious of everything and everyone around them.


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    Posted: Mar. 31 2010,8:19 pm QUOTE

Quote (PC Medic @ Mar. 31 2010,3:28 pm)
A shame that officials have a knee-jerk reaction to everything these days.

You are right, but I think in this case this doesn't really apply. Someone else called the police and they didn't have a choice but to come. They recognized the cache for what it is and nobody gets charged for anything - not the cache owner and not that unlucky finder.

The only one to blame in this case I think is the muggle who had to report this 'suspicious' behavior. It would have been much easier to simply ask, or if that would have been too scary, to go back to the tree and look for what he hid there. Don't get me wrong, I am all for watchful neighbors, but there also has to be some common sense.
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    Posted: Mar. 31 2010,9:28 pm QUOTE

I agree with KFL.  I think it's really the neighbor that had to call the police because someone was messing with mulch, who over reacted.

Another note, this is yet another article that refers to a cache as "a device".   :rolleyes


Edited by DudleyGrunt on Mar. 31 2010,9:30 pm

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