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Team Deejay
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Joined: 2005-10-02
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Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Had an experience yesterday that I wondered if anyone else has had. I was wandering around Racine yesterday, putting together an urban multi cache, getting coordinates, readings off monuments, plaques, murals and even bells. When I got everything together, I still had time to do a cache and the Yellowstone Trail - Racine cache was close by.

After getting to the virtual location and determining the final coordinates, I headed for the find. The location I went to (not the correct one, but that's another story) was a large (20' diameter) juniper bush. After searching the outside of the bush fairly thoroughly, I decided that I had to search INSIDE the bush. After waiting for a dogwalker muggle to pass by, I did my best imitation of a Green Beret elbow crawl inside the bush. Now it takes a while to search a bush like this, especially when it is the wrong location. I was in there for maybe 10 minutes when I hear a siren (not that unusual in Racine). I continue searching as the siren gets closer. Finally, I can see a bit of the flashing lights as I give up and crawl backward out of the bush (completely covered in dirt and juniper leaves)...right into the leg of a member of the Racine Police Department. My subsequent discussion with the officer revealed that someone (probably the dog walker) reported a human body lying under a bush in North Beach Park. After determining that I was not dead or an escaped mental patient, and that I had a semi-rational explanation for crawling under a bush on New Year's Day, we both went on our way. Maybe I need to move quicker to avoid being mistaken for a dead body?? Image

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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

I was wondering....did the officer check the bush to see if there actually was a body in there? Or did he take your word for it?
 
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Team Deejay
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:22 am Reply with quote Back to top

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Originally posted by marc_54140:
I was wondering....did the officer check the bush to see if there actually was a body in there? Or did he take your word for it?


Yeah, he took a quick look, but I think he assumed that I was the body he was looking for. I hope he doesn't come back later to look for the cache (since I was at the wrong location).
 
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ecorangers
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Joined: 2004-06-21
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for sharing your story. While geocaching in Kentuckiana recently...we attracted the local police from the 11:00pm to 1:00am hours. They were very nice to us and were just making sure "we were all okay," and then they told us to move on if we were in a park past closing hours." Tami
 
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Miata
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

That's funny!!! Image

I am not the fastest person around, but I have never been mistaken for a dead body! Image
 
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purpleartichoke
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This thread now has me enjoying a good case of the giggles. Thanks for having the guts to share your experience. I needed a laugh today!
 
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greyhounder
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I did have vultures circling above me once...so I guess I can pass for a dead body too.

Probably wouldn't be a good idea for us to team up!

Bec
 
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