Cops, Bomb Tech Respond to Call, Find 'Banana'

Item in yellow tape was actually a geocache
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 12, 2015 10:05 AM CST
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(Newser) – Emergency personnel and a bomb disposal expert have determined that a suspicious "banana" hanging in a pine tree in Nebraska was really just a harmless geocache. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a utility worker spotted the device wrapped in yellow tape and attached to a wire on Tuesday in northeast Lincoln and called 911. Police, firefighters, and a bomb technician determined the "banana" wasn't a bomb, but a prize hunted by people on geocaching quests. Geocachers across the world use GPS devices to track and find hidden objects. A fire investigator says city bomb technicians have been out on similar calls through the years as geocaching has grown in popularity.

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