I think I noticed it on Thursday or Friday, but I did notice that in my fb feed, I noticed people posting about Pokemon. Then I caught on real quick that it was a new app and knew it was gonna blow up. But…then the stupid started happening. Reports of people getting hurt, mugged, and even finding a dead body have surfaced today. 21 Mike Schultz from Long Island was playing…..while riding his skateboard. Other reports of players getting into sticky situations from CBC news include: Finding a dead body: 19-year-old Shayla Wiggins was looking for aPokestop 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 gatherPokeballs. “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 robberyearly 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!