Originally Posted by toddandshari'sjk
There was a cache hidden in a park across the street from a friends house one time, he would see people stop and sign and take pics or whatever but he had no idea what in the world it was all about. He took it and put it in his house, someone came and knocked on his door and asked if he had seen it, he denied knowing anything about it and ended up throwing it in dumpster. Does this happen very often??
Its called 'muggling' and its a very ѕhitty thing to do.
If the cache wasn't on his property, no reason to F it up for everyone else.
someone took the trouble to make it, place it and publish it on the geocaching site and other people were obviously looking for it and he decided to screw it up.
kick him in the bollocks for me.
There's supposed to be a explanation in the cache of what it is so if an average person stumbles across it, they can see what its all about and leave it alone, but some caches are too small to have it in there.
Cops get the occasional call from people who dont know what it is that people are using them for drug dealing drops and so on, sheriff here even got one called in as a bomb not too long ago.
They just recently had one brought into them and they just passed it on to me to put back out where it goes.
So if you're a cacher and have any relationship with your local law enforcement, please take a few minutes to educate them on caching if they dont know what it is.
Hell, after I explained it to the local LEOs, I ended up with a few new caching buddies