Nearly 160 Could Be Charged Following Massive Hide-And-Seek Game

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PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (CBSDC/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 similar to hide-and-seek.

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.

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. The people charged will be made to perform up to 20 hours of community service.

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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