The new mobile game Pokemon Go is sweeping many people up in a frenzy – and causing some to take avoidable and dangerous risks.
Watch this chilling video of a driver barrel through a four way stop in Baltimore and smash into the back of a stationary police car.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 19, 2016
The SUV comes to a stop a little further down the road. When the police approach the vehicle to check to see if everyone is ok, he responds, ‘That’s what I get for playing this dumb— game.’
If you or people you know are playing this game, please make sure they make an effort to remain aware of their surroundings. And, you know, don’t break the law in pursuit of their Pokemon.
Pokemon Go – causing trouble around the world
Some of the other recent Pokemon Go headlines –
- The Independent – Pokemon Go: Teenager shot and killed while searching for creatures in game
- The Guardian – Pokémon Go players in Bosnia warned to steer clear of landmines
- The Bangkok Post – Indonesia bans police, troops from playing ‘Pokemon Go’
- The Guardian – French Pokémon Go player arrested on Indonesian military base
- Polygon – How Pokémon Go could land you in court, but not protect you from it
- Time – Saudi Clerics Say Pokémon Go Violates Islamic Beliefs
- The Independent – Pokemon Go players steal boat in the middle of the night to chase Pokemon across a lake
- BBC News – Peak-achu: Mountain safety advice for Pokémon Go fans
- BBC News – Pokemon Go: Warning as youths seen on dual carriageway
- Reuters – Spanish police issue safety tips for Pokemon Go gamers
- IFSEC Global – Pokémon Go Security Risks Flagged by CIA, Gulf States and Data Experts
- Al-Arabiya – UAE, Kuwait warn of Pokemon Go security risks
- U.S. News & World Report – Kuwait says ‘no’ to ‘Pokemon Go’ at ‘sensitive landmarks’
- Jakarta Post – ‘Pokémon Go’ poses threat to national security: TNI
- ITV News – Pokemon Go players trigger security alert at police station
- teleSUR English – Egypt Says Pokemon Go Could Be a Threat to National Security