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(My Edmonds News)   Cops: "We saved everyone from a dangerous pipe bomb." Geocacher: "It's a geocache I put there 3 years ago, and it's been found 88 times." Cops: "We're still trying to find out who left this dangerous pipe bomb"   (myedmondsnews.com ) divider line
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2013-07-22 03:53:39 PM  
What idiot would make a pipe bomb out of plastic?
 
2013-07-22 03:59:17 PM  
Jesus fark.  Really, cops are the stupidest, most power-hungry people on the goddamn planet.
 
2013-07-22 04:08:43 PM  
This is a perfect example of why Geocaching should be a regulated activity.
 
2013-07-22 04:09:02 PM  

Russ1642: What idiot would make a pipe bomb out of plastic?


The kind of idiot that wouldn't want them to be found by a metal detector?

And yes, a PVC pipe bomb could be nasty.
 
2013-07-22 04:11:57 PM  
See, if they admit they messed up, they don't get to lobby for a shiat ton of money for bomb equipment they'll never need.
 
2013-07-22 04:25:45 PM  

Lucky LaRue: This is a perfect example of why Geocaching should be a regulated activity.


It is.  Loosely regulated by volunteers, but regulated.
 
2013-07-22 04:30:37 PM  
They just want to find an excuse to justify their existence, mostly. They have quotas to meet, and since this whole thing wasn't illegal they wasted a whole bunch of time that could have been put to good use giving tickets and beating up black people.
 
2013-07-22 04:33:45 PM  
Sounds like we need to put a stop to this dangerous hobby.  How many children have to die before we say enough to geocaching?
 
2013-07-22 04:36:20 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Sounds like we need to put a stop to this dangerous hobby.  How many children have to die before we say enough to geocaching?


Dead kids in general, or do they need to die from geocaching related misadventures?
 
2013-07-22 04:36:43 PM  

dittybopper: Russ1642: What idiot would make a pipe bomb out of plastic?

The kind of idiot that wouldn't want them to be found by a metal detector?

And yes, a PVC pipe bomb could be nasty.


The metal detector at the boat ramp???
 
2013-07-22 04:38:46 PM  
Land of the free home of tha *brave* *cough*....yeah.
 
2013-07-22 04:39:34 PM  

Lucky LaRue: This is a perfect example of why Geocaching should be a regulated activity.


It wasn't a bomb, no one got hurt, and the cops made themselves look like complete fools(it is Monday after all) therefore more government is needed?
 
2013-07-22 04:39:39 PM  
I like the big, Islamic geocaches, the ones that have Arabic writing on the outside. And they're more to find when they're placed in a populous area.
 
2013-07-22 04:40:26 PM  
Neither the WSP nor the Edmonds Police Department is commenting on the possibility that the container was found by someone who then modified it into something dangerous.

Anyone else find this possibility (which would explain the discrepancies in the story) frightening and sick?  Turning a geocache into a bomb seems like the same level of evilness as boobytrapping airdropped first aid boxes or cans of food in a warzone.
 
2013-07-22 04:40:53 PM  
I would like to see this followed up on extensively, particularly with the cop who is still insisting it's a pipe bomb that "could blow your fingers off."

People who make statements like that, statements that are demonstrably false, need to be called out for it. And if that person is a cop, then they should face serious penalties for lying to the goddamn public about fake threats.
 
2013-07-22 04:42:54 PM  
Farked already?
 
2013-07-22 04:43:18 PM  

Aarontology: See, if they admit they messed up, they don't get to lobby for a shiat ton of money for bomb equipment they'll never need.


At this rate they seem to be actively encouraging a world where they will need such equipment. How many times can you beat/imprison/harass the citizenry before the rage boils over?
 
2013-07-22 04:43:34 PM  

dittybopper: Russ1642: What idiot would make a pipe bomb out of plastic?

The kind of idiot that wouldn't want them to be found by a metal detector?

And yes, a PVC pipe bomb could be nasty.


This is why we still have security theater and cops blowing up suspicious geocaches.

Because someone can say it MIGHT be dangerous, and nobody has the balls to say, but it WASN'T. We've switched from living in the future to living in a supposition.
 
2013-07-22 04:44:02 PM  
Damn, link's farked already.

In any case, I agree with what Barricaded Gunman said, much as his Fark handle is a weird juxtaposition with it. :D
 
2013-07-22 04:44:15 PM  
$20 says the geocacher does time on a charge of "making the cops look like dumbasses constructing an illegal explosive device", and another $10 says the word "terrorist" gets used.
 
2013-07-22 04:44:16 PM  

Lucky LaRue: This is a perfect example of why Geocaching should be a regulated activity.


Are you implying there should be a database with the listed location of each cache?
 
2013-07-22 04:44:18 PM  

Lucky LaRue: This is a perfect example of why Geocaching should be a regulated activity.


Honestly, it would be nice if there were some basic rules to it, or at least the people doing it had some community awareness of the relevant laws and ways to not be a dick about it.  I've found caches hidden loose (i.e. not tied or bolted to anything) in drainage areas, meaning after a rainstorm they're just litter, and I've seen things like people putting up fake utility boxes to cache, which is usually a violation of municipal laws at minimum.

Things like "make local authorities or land-owners aware that you've left something there, and get permission to do so" would be a big step forward in the hobby being legitimate instead of useless to harmful.
 
2013-07-22 04:44:55 PM  

dittybopper: Russ1642: What idiot would make a pipe bomb out of plastic?

The kind of idiot that wouldn't want them to be found by a metal detector?

And yes, a PVC pipe bomb could be nasty.


Especially wrapped tightly in a composite strengthener like duct tape. That's got to be on a list of profiles for improvised bombs somewhere, right? Best case though, this is an example of logic tazering reason.
 
2013-07-22 04:45:30 PM  
They found Skittles in it.

/amidoingitrite
 
2013-07-22 04:45:56 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Jesus fark.  Really, cops are the stupidest, most power-hungry people on the goddamn planet.


I've seen PVC pipe bombs before.  If the Geocache looked like the one in the photo, and it was capped on both ends, I wouldn't be going near it, lest it actually was a pipe bomb.

If you want to volunteer, go right ahead.
 
2013-07-22 04:46:31 PM  
Geocaching is ok and all, but using a pipebomb as the found object seems unnecessary.
 
2013-07-22 04:47:19 PM  
FTFA: Waterman contacted the Edmonds Police Department Saturday morning just after he had learned what had happened to his geocache container. "All PD's are aware of geocaching; why this got whacked out of shape I don't know," he said.

Later in the FA: "There is no suspect and Edmonds PD is investigating,"


/good work Lou-
 
2013-07-22 04:48:13 PM  

milsorgen: Aarontology: See, if they admit they messed up, they don't get to lobby for a shiat ton of money for bomb equipment they'll never need.

At this rate they seem to be actively encouraging a world where they will need such equipment. How many times can you beat/imprison/harass the citizenry before the rage boils over?


I've never understood why a local PD in a small town needs a SWAT team.
 
2013-07-22 04:48:16 PM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Benevolent Misanthrope: Jesus fark.  Really, cops are the stupidest, most power-hungry people on the goddamn planet.

I've seen PVC pipe bombs before.  If the Geocache looked like the one in the photo, and it was capped on both ends, I wouldn't be going near it, lest it actually was a pipe bomb.

If you want to volunteer, go right ahead.


Yeah - but after the bomb squad opens it, and the geocacher in question come forward and says, "Yeah, that's one of mine", there's no need to be a dick about it.
 
2013-07-22 04:48:50 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Lucky LaRue: This is a perfect example of why Geocaching should be a regulated activity.

Honestly, it would be nice if there were some basic rules to it, or at least the people doing it had some community awareness of the relevant laws and ways to not be a dick about it.  I've found caches hidden loose (i.e. not tied or bolted to anything) in drainage areas, meaning after a rainstorm they're just litter, and I've seen things like people putting up fake utility boxes to cache, which is usually a violation of municipal laws at minimum.

Things like "make local authorities or land-owners aware that you've left something there, and get permission to do so" would be a big step forward in the hobby being legitimate instead of useless to harmful.


Say, why don't we create a federally funded agency to oversee it all. Maybe, maybe create an enforcement arm?
 
2013-07-22 04:48:57 PM  

dittybopper: And yes, a PVC pipe bomb could be nasty.


so are møøse bites.
 
2013-07-22 04:49:21 PM  

Russ1642: What idiot would make a pipe bomb out of plastic?


Pictureofjohnmalkovichwithceramicgun.jpg
 
2013-07-22 04:50:27 PM  
 if it was a bomb shouldn't there be some huge investigation into it
 
2013-07-22 04:50:30 PM  
Dear Police, I have left a pipe bomb in your woods. I have disguised it as a tree, or a rock, or some other innocuous thing.
 
2013-07-22 04:50:36 PM  
Explain that it's like a scavenger hunt without needing a search warrant or a SWAT team?
 
2013-07-22 04:51:40 PM  

Emposter: Neither the WSP nor the Edmonds Police Department is commenting on the possibility that the container was found by someone who then modified it into something dangerous.

Anyone else find this possibility (which would explain the discrepancies in the story) frightening and sick?  Turning a geocache into a bomb seems like the same level of evilness as boobytrapping airdropped first aid boxes or cans of food in a warzone.


This could be a tv episode
 
2013-07-22 04:52:09 PM  

brukmann: dittybopper: Russ1642: What idiot would make a pipe bomb out of plastic?

The kind of idiot that wouldn't want them to be found by a metal detector?

And yes, a PVC pipe bomb could be nasty.

Especially wrapped tightly in a composite strengthener like duct tape.


Or, dipped in puddin`

/rich, chocolatey pudding...
 
2013-07-22 04:55:02 PM  
FTFA: "Washington State Patrol Interagency Bomb Squad was called in to examine the device, neutralize it and take it away."

They examined it but not enough to determine it wasn't a bomb?
 
2013-07-22 04:55:26 PM  
Geocaching is lame as shiat. But I guess it gets fat nerds outside of their parents basement so it's good for that. PVC pipe bombs are cool when you are in highschool, throw them in water and such. then you realize it's probably not a good idea to go to jail and stop making them.
 
2013-07-22 05:00:46 PM  
Now if they could only find pressure-cookers packed with explosives left in backpacks at crowded public events.


I suppose that is a little harder than shaking down kids smoking weed.
 
2013-07-22 05:01:54 PM  
This could have been avoided if he had just written "This is a geocache container on it. If you have questions, contact me at...." on it.
 
2013-07-22 05:02:00 PM  
It seems to me they found the guy that planted the pipe bomb.  Why didn't they arrest him for planting a weapon of mass destruction?  That ought to be worth a few new shiny new SUVs.
 
2013-07-22 05:02:10 PM  
Link farked already :(
 
2013-07-22 05:03:35 PM  

Emposter: Neither the WSP nor the Edmonds Police Department is commenting on the possibility that the container was found by someone who then modified it into something dangerous.

Anyone else find this possibility (which would explain the discrepancies in the story) frightening and sick?  Turning a geocache into a bomb seems like the same level of evilness as boobytrapping airdropped first aid boxes or cans of food in a warzone.


We already have done that. Or as Robin Williams put it:

And here's the fun part.
Some of the bombs were little yellow bombs,
and the food packages were little yellow packages.
So now you're playing "Survivor The Real Game".
 
2013-07-22 05:04:30 PM  

CrazyCracka420: Link farked already :(


Nuts, I wanted to share with my geocaching friends.
 
2013-07-22 05:07:48 PM  
Just to be the lone voice of counterpoint... perhaps someone found the geocaching device, realized what it was, then modified it to fark up the next person who found it... just to be a dick. Until the follow-up story says police admit to mysterious goo found on their faces as being egg, I'm going to assume there's something more suspicious than the look of it, and that their were traces of explosive chemicals found on or around it.

/I am a good and loyal servant to the United States, and I don't condone the use of explosives, even recreationally
//and I don't look at porn
///nothing to see here, NSA
 
2013-07-22 05:09:17 PM  

Emposter: Neither the WSP nor the Edmonds Police Department is commenting on the possibility that the container was found by someone who then modified it into something dangerous.

Anyone else find this possibility (which would explain the discrepancies in the story) frightening and sick?  Turning a geocache into a bomb seems like the same level of evilness as boobytrapping airdropped first aid boxes or cans of food in a warzone.


I dunno. Geocachers sound kind of annoying. I bet they never shut up about it. This is probably revenge from someone who had heard more geocacher stories than he could stand.
 
2013-07-22 05:09:40 PM  
and i read above that i'm not the only one who thought this.
 
2013-07-22 05:10:27 PM  

Ned Stark: Lucky LaRue: This is a perfect example of why Geocaching should be a regulated activity.

It wasn't a bomb, no one got hurt, and the cops made themselves look like complete fools(it is Monday after all) therefore more government is needed?


We also need to regulate sarcasm meters, as you appear to have been sold a defective one.
 
2013-07-22 05:12:05 PM  

Inchoate: Damn, link's farked already.

In any case, I agree with what Barricaded Gunman said, much as his Fark handle is a weird juxtaposition with it. :D


Direct link works. Slow, but it works. The cops sound more reasonable than subby; they seem to think somebody picked up the geocache and turned it into a pipe bomb.
 
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