I had to archive a geocache this past weekend in Hot Springs. The geocache, an ammo can, was confiscated by the Garland County Sheriffs Department while responding to a possible bomb in front of the Garland County Court House. The Sheriffs Department contacted Groundspeak, who contacted me and I took the necessary action. This is a bad situation that does not reflect well on geocaching or geocachers.
Please, please, please get permission first before placing a geocache, especially an ammo can or other regular size cache container, near a public building, especially if it is a government building. From now on, for such caches, I will be looking for a name and phone number of the person providing permission for such placement, and I will also request an email from them confirming that permission has been given. I hope you will understand my reasons and will also be more understanding when I ask you to move geocaches placed near schools, airports, highway bridges, etc.
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