Sunday, March 18, 2012

Omaha Police Confuse Geocache with Pipe Bomb

bomb cache scare

This geocache was mistaken as a bomb and reported to authorities last week

It might seem like something pretty common sense, but making a geocache look like a pipe bomb is probably not the brightest idea if you intend to have a long lasting cache. In Omaha last week, a geocache was spotted by park goers and reported immediately to the police, who promptly cordoned off the entire northern part of the Memorial Park. The bomb squad was called in to investigate only to find the ‘bomb’ was simply a harmless geocaching container covered in camouflage duct tape.

Of course, this geocache is only the most recent in a long line of geocaches that were mistaken for some sort of bomb or harmful device and, in many cases, destroyed. Most of these don’t even look much like bombs to me (and, really, who would hide a bomb in a random tree in the middle of nowhere?) but I suppose it’s better for the authorities to be safe than sorry.

I can’t seem to embed the video for some reason, so if you want to watch the actual news report, you can click here.

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