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Community service offered in Va hide-and-seek case

Tuesday - 8/13/2013, 8:30am  ET

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) -- Prince George County authorities are offering community service to more than 160 people accused of trespassing in a park to play a late-night game.

Police charged 19 young adults and teens and identified another 149 who participated in the game, called Manhunt, at Temple park on the night of Aug. 5. The game is similar to hide-and-seek.

Media outlets report that Police Chief Ed Frankenstein and Commonwealth's Attorney Jay "C'' Paul announced the community service offer at a news conference Monday. Charges will be dropped against those who complete community service and sign a statement saying they were trespassing.

The offer is available to people who provided correct identification information to police.

The cases of people who don't comply with the offer will be sent to court.


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