Pokemon Go is the hot new mobile game that gets people up off the couch, out the house… and straight into the middle of an armed robbery. That’s how it went down this weekend, when a gang of four bad guys used the app to hook 11 victims at Pokestop beacons around the St. Louis and St. Charles counties of Missouri in the US.
“Many of you have heard of Pokemon Go, but for those that have not, it is a type of Geo Caching game where you find and capture Pokemon characters at various locations,” the local police department explained in a statement on Facebook. “If you use this app (or other similar type apps) or have children that do we ask you to please use caution when alerting strangers of your future location.”
The suspects, all aged between 17 and 18, were arrested on Sunday morning and a handgun was recovered at the scene. Insert “gotta catch ’em all” joke here.
Also in the US, a teenager found a dead body floating in a river in Wyoming on Friday, while looking for Pokemon in “a natural water resource”. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office determined that the death was probably an accident, however, and not the work of a feral Squirtle.
Via The Verge.