from the some-computer-game dept
With that in mind, it will be interesting to see how New Zealand police end up dealing with a similar situation in Auckland, where there was a bomb scare over a device seen hanging off a railing at an intersection. The police shut down the street to call in the bomb squad to examine the device, which turned out to just be a geocache that someone had set up. Amusingly, the news report on the situation refers to geocaching as a "computer game," suggesting no familiarity with (and, of course, no attempt to understand) what geocaching actually is about. So far, the police don't seem to be reacting in the same manner as the Boston police, though they do say that whoever left the geocache "should have known better."