Hide-and-seek Leads to Trespassing Charges in Va.

August 11, 2013

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) - More than a dozen people face trespassing charges following a hide-and-seek game in a Prince George Park.

The Progress-Index reports that the game, called Manhunt, drew about 300 people to Temple Park on Aug. 5. Police charged 19 players with trespassing and identified another 149 who could be charged. Other players fled.

Police say the players' ages range from 15 to 26 years old.

Prince George Police Capt. Brian Kei says prosecutors will decide whether to charge all 168 people or not charge anyone.

He says the group ignored a trespassing sign and entered the park after dark.

One player, 19-year-old Ben Poe, says he understands the legal reason for police giving players trespassing summonses. But he says he doesn't understand, morally, why they did it.

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