Pokemon GO News Stories
Pokemon GO is single-handedly dominating the Internets (so many memes and videos). It seems everyone and their Pikachu is playing this game. With so many playing, there is bound to be a few strange occurrences and this past week did not disappoint. Here are some of the more strange Pokemon GO news Stories to come out of the launch.
Player Finds Dead Body
A Wyoming woman, who was on the hunt for a water type Pokemon stumbled across a dead body along a nearby river. Officials noted that there was no signs of foul play, and that it was most likely a drowning. <Insert joke about drowning & water type Pokemon.
Police Station Issues Statement Over Pokeballs
Police in Darwin, Australia, put out a statement regarding Pokemon Go users who were coming in to gather Pokeballs. They said the station was featured as a Pokestop. “You don’t actually have to step inside in order to gain the Pokeballs,” the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services noted on Facebook. I like to believe that Officer Jenny had a hand issuing the statement.
Real Life Team Rocket?
The police O’Fallon, Missouri, said that Pokemon GO may have been used for an armed robbery early Sunday morning. Four individuals were eventually caught and a handgun was recovered. The Police Department noted 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”. The perps are now blasting off at the speed of light, straight into a jail cell.
Here are just a few stories coming from the adventures of Pokemon trainers around the world. As the app gains a wider launch, I expect to add to these strange Pokemon GO news stories, because there will be plenty.
Any stories you have? Let me know in the Pit below.