Geotards cry “Let his blood be on us…”!
Another frenzy has been whipped up over on Groundspeak forums over the arrest of someone who has been allegedly plundering caches for a long time.
Speaking as someone who’s had 2 caches stolen, I’m not really feeling the urge to grab my pitchfork and join the lynch mob. Yes it was frustrating that my cache went missing twice, but I treat it as an accepted risk of the game. The third time I re-hid the cache I put in a shocking electric lighter (with a note on the cache page). But my third hide has been much more successful so far – the cache maggot has not found the new one yet.
There’s a lot of discussion about the legal position of caches placed, abandoned property and whether the charge will stand up in court. There’s an argument whether the cache itself could be seen as a litter and the thief simply doing their civic duty of removing it.
I’ve lately switched to mostly lurking the geocaching forums, there’s a few rabid Coyote’s that frequent them who take the game, and themselves far too seriously.
Repeat after me “It’s a piece of tupperware filled with McToys, It’s a piece of tupperware filled with McToys…”