Apparently a british town was shut down recently when a police officer mistook a geocache for a hidden bomb:|
Ch Insp Mick Hunter, who was in charge of the response last Friday, said: "Police don't want to spoil people's fun and if people want to geocache then that's great.Amazingly, the police had a good-sense response to it. They didn't say people shouldn't do it, they didn't say it was illegal... they just suggested, for sake of not having mistakes like this, that a small bit of proactive planning (e.g. telling the police that there is a geocache there) would help. Good on you, british cops!
"But in placing the caches, what I would say is, please apply some common sense to where you put them."
He also questions putting caches in urban areas.
"If you feel as though you have to do that, then perhaps contact the police, let us know where it is, give us a description and perhaps a picture and a contact number would be very useful."