I recently admonished a disbelieving fellow cacher about the need to be careful where one places a hide, lest hider and seeker alike attract the attention of busybodies, worrywarts and overreactive public servants. You know, the armed ones. Heck, it’s in part why I wrote the last note on patience for new Geocachers. Not everyone believes me that bad things can happen. These are people who were around shortly after I landed in handcuffs doing perfectly safe and family friendly Geocaching! Some freakin’ friends.
So just in case you think I just pull all my info out of the gossip gutter thread on the Geocaching.com forums (or that perhaps I was exaggerating in any small way) I want you to take a peek at the first 3 or 4 interesting bits I came across when I Googled “geocache jail”. All of these were in the first 60 results for me. The rest of my rants will make more sense after you read them.
If you’ve seen my “Don’t Do This!” series, you may have noticed I haven’t included a “Cache hidden in someone’s front yard” episode. I just can’t figure out how to pull that one off without getting shot. Given these tales I hope you’ll understand why.