Re: [GPSstash] More than the geocacher bargained for in Colorado Springs
I think if people would just take the time to write on the outside of the container in BIG letters GEOCACHING.COM or THIS IS A GEOCACHING CONTAINER, PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE, this would prevent something like this from happening. Most people aren't going to see the writing because they are not looking for a cache. I also try to write my email address inside so that if somebody does find the container, if a cacher finds the cache needs assistance, they can email me.
Mike Frazier wrote: I just saw the report on the local news (I live in Colorado Springs). The officer was holding it, and it looked like a PVC pipe with end caps or something on it, and then all covered in camo type decal. I would have to say, I'd be a little suspicious finding something like this myself (not sure I'd guess a pipe bomb but if I was looking for this geocache I'm not sure I would open it).
You also have to understand that the Colorado Springs area is home to 4 military bases (two key ones here are NORAD which is the North American Defense buried under Cheyenne Mountain, and Schriever AFB which is home of the GPS control systems and some NSA stuff) and Homeland Security... There are a LOT of paranoid people here since that is their day to day job. Also with all of the miltary bases around here, for a long time after 9/11 we were told over and over to report anything suspicious to authorities... So I think the paranoia is definetly higher here than in probably most of the U.S. Something covered in camo would definitely raise alarms with a lot of people.
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