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Another reason not to put caches near train tracks...

 
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seamusbleu
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Joined: 23 Nov 2007

Posts: 202

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Another reason not to put caches near train tracks... Reply with quote

Another bomb scare due to a geocache.

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WHEATON (STMW) - A geo-caching device is being blamed for a police investigation that stopped four Metra trains for nearly several hours near west suburban Wheaton on Wednesday afternoon.

Both police and fire personnel responded and secured the area. The item was seen hanging from a fishing line, suspended underneath the overpass, the release said...


The article here, the geocache here.
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bflentje
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Joined: 29 May 2006

Posts: 4015

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must not be Wheaton, MN, I doubt they have commuter trains. Laughing
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qwerty2582
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Joined: 03 Apr 2009

Posts: 458

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full(er) article:

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110601/news/706019835/#ixzz1O8Fd5AUi

My favorite line:

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Geocaching is a worldwide scavenger hunt-type game where participants place a GPS device inside a package


I've been doing it wrong this whole time! Razz

In all seriousness though... A little brain power before hiding things could prevent a lot of bomb scares like this...[/b]
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Brooklyn51
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Joined: 04 Mar 2009

Posts: 45

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Another reason not to put caches near train tracks... Reply with quote

seamusbleu wrote:
Another bomb scare due to a geocache.

Quote:
WHEATON (STMW) - A geo-caching device is being blamed for a police investigation that stopped four Metra trains for nearly several hours near west suburban Wheaton on Wednesday afternoon.

Both police and fire personnel responded and secured the area. The item was seen hanging from a fishing line, suspended underneath the overpass, the release said...


The article here, the geocache here.


In reading the logs for this cache, it's interesting to see that the cacher (who also has a rather unfortunate name for this sort of thing) that the police called about this one, was also involved in an earlier incident of great significance at a different cache. His log at that cache here: http://coord.info/GC2CE54 The police may have him on their speed dial after this.
Lessons learned: get permission, watch for muggles
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seamusbleu
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Joined: 23 Nov 2007

Posts: 202

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Another reason not to put caches near train tracks... Reply with quote

Brooklyn51 wrote:

Lessons learned: get permission, watch for muggles

...don't use b*mb as part of your username...
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pfalstad
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Joined: 02 Feb 2006

Posts: 1009
Location: Edina

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Another reason not to put caches near train tracks... Reply with quote

Brooklyn51 wrote:
In reading the logs for this cache, it's interesting to see that the cacher (who also has a rather unfortunate name for this sort of thing) that the police called about this one, was also involved in an earlier incident of great significance at a different cache. His log at that cache here: http://coord.info/GC2CE54 The police may have him on their speed dial after this.
Lessons learned: get permission, watch for muggles

It sounds like they DID have him on their speed dial. He hadn't even found the cache..
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emmanogoldfish
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Joined: 26 Oct 2007

Posts: 106

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lesson learned, well maybe the reviewer will be more diligent. Those people that like to place hides like this, seek them and say nothing and even give them favorite points will continue to do so. As far as non-cachers you are way better off telling them what you are doing than trying to hide your actions they could really care less about the game but you will alleviate their fears by simply talking to them.
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fireman121
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Joined: 06 Feb 2005

Posts: 550
Location: Coon Rapids/ Pillager MN

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its located in Illinois.
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