Editor: Kindness rocks should bring smiles; however, your “treasure” may be considered “trash” to others when you place them on property you don’t own. The line is blurred as to what has been “claimed” by the merchant and is part of their display of merchandise and what has been left there free for the taking. People are unsure if all are playing the scavenger hunt to seize as many as you can, the dirty Santa game where you take it from someone else, or intended to be kept or relocated.
Rock painters bait the public by photographing their handiwork and posting on Facebook what place has been “rocked.” They position themselves to secretly watch who retrieves the rocks and watch the Facebook postings to see who posted their find. Posting that you found it now gives an audience your Facebook profile and other information you may wish to not share with all. A person you intend to have your info may screen-grab your post and then post it elsewhere. This is a security risk.
I have read postings where people have been “robbed” of money and valuables on trails while “rocking,” that Thomasville police questioned a person about them possibly soliciting rocks, confusion over ownership of rocks, disparaging people over rocks, giving a person a rock and then claiming they stole it, photographing people and their vehicle who find rocks and don’t post or people who they deem greedy or hateful for discarding rocks. End the rock games.