Getting hurt, mugged and even finding a dead body with Pokemon Go
Thursday July 14, 2016
The game has gotten players into a whole bunch of weird, shocking situations.
Finding a dead body: 19-year-old Shayla Wiggins was looking for a Pokestop down by the river last week in her hometown of Riverton, Wyoming, when she stumbled upon a man's body in the water. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office told local media that a body was found by Wiggins; they suspect the death was caused by drowning.
No Sandshrews in the police station: Police in Darwin, Australia, put out a plea telling Pokemon Go players to stop coming into the police station. They said the station was featured as a Pokestop and that users were coming in to gather Pokeballs. "You don't actually have to step inside in order to gain the Pokeballs," the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services clarified on Facebook.
A Pokemon-fuelled armed robbery?: The police department in O'Fallon, Missouri, said the game may have been responsible for an armed robbery early Sunday morning. They explained in a Facebook post: "You can add a beacon to a Pokestop to lure more players. Apparently they were using the app to locate people standing around in the middle of a parking lot or whatever other location they were in."
It's sending me where?: Pokemon Go players have been sharing all sorts of bizarre places the app has been taking them and where Pokemon have been showing up. The list includes toilet stalls, graveyards, the Church of Scientology ... even strip clubs. Gotta catch 'em all!
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