I was wrong about which cache caused the "panic." I had found a cache in the immediate area that fit the description and that had been disabled on the same day as the story. As it turns out, a bunch of caches in that area have apparently been disabled temporarily by the cache owner(s) until the mess is sorted out. Anyway, here's a link to what appears to be the cache that made the news:
Sorry about the previous misinformation.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Dmott9@aol.com Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 12:43 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [GPSstash] Game Stirs 'Panic"
"Land of the free, Home of the Scared" Post 911 Paranoid ? Yup. No worries about TV's, Old Tires, batteries and the like being dumped along the road, but a small decon container on a guardrail is "suspicious" Do people just not have anything better to do that report these things ?
-----Original Message----- From: Scout org> To: gpsstash@yahoogroup s.com Sent: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 8:56 am Subject: [GPSstash] Game Stirs 'Panic"
"The guardrail is located along North Lincoln Avenue near the closed Aetnaville Bridge. Studenc said authorities questioned a man they had in custody about the small, green container with a flip top lid, which was labeled as a decontamination kit. Studenc described it as military-looking in nature.
It contained two memo pad-sized pieces of white paper with names and codes on it, as well as several small, plastic toys - an Army man, a neon green jack, a purple kaleidoscope, a blue domino, and a white and yellow goat.
``This put a lot of panic into people just because of the area they put it in,'' Studenc said, referring to the container's proximity to North Lincoln Avenue, Ohio 7 and a water treatment plant. ``That's not very smart.''"
That's right... geocaching.
Read more here: http://www.news- register.net/page/content.detail/id/507179.html
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