pokemon__simon_s_raichuPolice departments nationwide are warning about the dangers of playing “Pokémon Go.” From New York, where the first confirmed game-related serious car crash occurred http://www.businessinsider.com/first-car-crash-caused-by-pokemon-go-2016-7, to ambushes in Philly https://twitter.com/PPD35Dist/status/752302490666827776, law enforcement officials are reminding people who gotta catch ‘em all to use common sense. Their advice:

  • Do not use the application when you are operating a motor vehicle or bicycle.
  • Do not trespass on private property when trying to “catch” a Pokémon.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when walking and do not stare down at your phone not knowing hazards around you, like roadways, drop-offs, waterways, etc.
  • Use caution when sharing your location as strangers can see your location information.
  • Travel in groups in public/well-lit locations.
  • Be mindful on what you play online, a string of armed robberies perpetrated by suspects who targeted their victims using Pokémon Go.

Sounds like good counsel to us! When hunting rare and legendary pokémon, be careful out there.


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