New definition of capture the flag

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New definition of capture the flag

Postby jscll » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:24 am

http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/police-four-people-climbed-ride-at-dorney-park-stole-flag/37847350

Hopefully these individuals are identified quickly. All four of them will probably be hit with a defiant trespass charge, theft, and get hit with a lifetime ban from all the amusement parks in the country. I bet the Dorney Park Patrol will be increasing their roving patrols after this incident.
What I can not figure out is, did these punks realize the cameras are not turned off in the off-season?
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Re: New definition of capture the flag

Postby dorneydude » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:31 pm

The younger generation has become so programmed to give up their privacy via fb, snapchat, instagram etc etc they have no sense that they are being watched all the time. Sad for the future of the country but good for DP. Ahhh the future of our nation...at first I thought the story was going to end with one of them falling and their parents suing....
---the ORIGINAL DorneyDude
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Re: New definition of capture the flag

Postby Hooky965 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:53 pm

Judging by the fact that the pic captures were taken over at SF, it's not hard to imagine where they were able to get in. That's not a surprise, it's an isolated side of the park and the fences go into the trees. In talking to other officers when I was there, this side of the park was always kind of sketchy to patrol, both after hours in-season and in the off season. I'm guessing that hasn't changed. For anyone who might be thinking "where was security during all of this", bear in mind that the force that's stationed there in the offseason is naturally smaller than what is there in-season. These folks do respond to people like this who have gotten into the park for whatever reason, and have addressed those situations, largely without incident. Here's a case where somebody not only got in, but was able to do something while in there that was not only brazen, but brazenly stupid. As for anyone who might question the park's ability to address this kind of incursion and wonder why security missed it, all I can say is that they have been able to handle it up to this point without incident. Yes, they missed this one, and as JSCII pointed out, the procedures will be addressed so this probably won't happen in the future. It's hard to even imagine that anyone would be willing to scale a 200' ride in February just to have the thrill of doing so, but since the precedent has been applied, an appropriate response will be as well.

For anyone who would question those who were on duty that night, ask yourself this...would you look up to see if anyone was scaling Dominator in the middle of the night in February? 99.9% of the time, that means looking around on the ground for anyone who may have done that while you are doing your rounds. This is an amusement park with appropriate security measures in place to keep people out, however it's not a maximum security location. A determined person, or group of people can still get in. I'm thankful that nobody died in their quest for a fun night, but I'm also certain that this kind of thing will be much harder to pull off in the future.
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