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High-Tech Treasure Hunt Behind Downtown Disney Scare

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(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

ANAHEIM (CBS) — Shoppers and tourists were left jittery after a high-tech treasure hunt game temporarily disrupted business in Downtown Disney on Tuesday.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports a suspicious object near the ESPN Zone restaurant turned out to be harmless.

Sergeant Bob Dunn says the box located east of the restaurant turned out to be harmless: a geo-caching container, part of a scavenger hunt game.

Geo-caching is the relatively new practice of hiding an object, broadcasting the location of the object and then having people with GPS units find this object.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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