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.

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Comments (3)
  1. Geo Auyantepuy says:

    LOLOLOL as a geocacher I think we should let others know more about our game to avoid this kind of problems :).

  2. PLAYGEOGAME says:

    This game sounds like FUN! How do I play???

  3. Thel2edRanger says:

    Also being an addicted geocacher this kind of story just makes me laugh. I understand why they “scare” but people really need to know more about this game. It’s been around for over 10 years and it is worldwide. It’s not like it was just created yesterday. There was a story where the bombsquad was called out to blow up a geocache container. After the blew it up they realized it was just a box of toys. How dumb do you think they felt?

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