McMasta Posted November 24, 2010 Share Posted November 24, 2010 I did a search for "law" "authority" "authorities" "police" and whatnot, didn't find exactly what I was looking for. Sorry if this is a duplicate thread. I ask this because I went on my first geocaching run yesterday (2/4). One of the caches was "muggled," and the other I gave up. I didn't give up because of lack of commitment, but rather a squad car was flashing his searchlight at me. The cache was located along a busy intersection at a grassy field near a bus stop. It was around 6 pm and rather dark. I calmly returned to the intersection and crossed the street.. a bit annoyed. Unfortunately, I am probably the subject of extreme suspicion and bias because I'm a 17 year old (meaning I'm often associated with doing "illegal activities" by our police department, those damned kids). Anyway, in the event that I am actually questioned by authorities, what exactly are my liberties? Sure, I'll reply "I'm geocaching..?" which might be met by blank stares.. (if they don't understand, will they buy it's a world wide treasure hunting game...?) And if it's a public area, like next to a bus stop, must I be forced to stop? I understand there's a stealth element to geocaching, but a fun amount of geocaches are in an urban setting... I don't wanna have my fun spoiled by authorities that may be exploiting my liberties... >.>; Quote Link to comment
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