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Ray Roney <qix_68@yahoo.com>
Sent: 5/12/2012 7:44:15 PM
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Re: [GPSstash] Geocaching game prompts bomb scare


It was called "Urban Island" and was here: http://coord.info/GC3H5Y0

I made a comment in a log note that hopefully will help the "kid" learn from this.

However.... i'm sure that it's no different than any other hides that happen to be in the public areas of the world.

This one just happened to have the Bomb Squad called on it.

- Ray "RayQix"



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From: Peggy Friend
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Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2012 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [GPSstash] Geocaching game prompts bomb scare


 


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On Fri, May 11, 2012 9:31 PM CDT R wrote:

>A kid planted it. He heard about it when he got back from school. (I am not in favour of children placing caches). The Sun sure sensationalized the event, which is typically their style. The Toronto Star was way more even keel. Nothing about neighbours in despair and cops fingerprinting the box. Also, one cacher called 911 as soon as they heard about it to describe the package and inform the police that it was a geocache. -- Lone R
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>>To: GPSstash@yahoogroups.com
>>Sent: Friday, May 11, 2012 7:06:57 PM
>>Subject: [GPSstash] Geocaching game prompts bomb scare
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>>"TORONTO - An Internet game caused a bomb scare in the west end tying up
>>police fire and ambulance departments for three hours Thursday morning.
>>Police were called at about 10 a.m. over a suspicious packed tied to a tree
>>on Prince Edward Dr. just north of Bloor St. which turned out to be part of
>>a Geocaching game."
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>>Read more:
>>http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/10/geocaching-game-prompts-bomb-scare
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If Police Departments were more educated about Geocaching, maybe these things wouldn't happen. Here, we try to keep them updated. Not saying this would stop all such events, but it would definitely cut down on them (not to mention maybe recruiting new cachers!).



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