A lady in northern England referred to as police as a result of she was afraid that characters from the augmented actuality “Pokemon Go” recreation had been attempting to invade her property.
The unidentified caller’s weird criticism was one of 290 Pokemon-related incidents that police departments in the United Kingdom logged in July, the BBC reported.
Officers in Surrey broke up a mass brawl of 30 folks after a Pokemon hunt turned violent, whereas a man in north Wales allegedly invited children to his home by saying “hundreds” of Pokemon had been there.
In Manchester and London, criminals used the sport to lure victims to particular areas after which stole their cell telephones. Elsewhere, police caught Pokemon-chasing kids trespassing on railway strains and drivers who stopped their automobiles haphazardly in a bid to snare the digital creatures.
Cheshire Police Sgt. Neil Dewson-Smyth described the variety of incidents as “worrying.”
“It was out in America first and there seemed to have been a few problems there,” Dewson-Smyth advised the BBC, which obtained the info by way of a Freedom of Data Act request.
“Nationally and internationally, I’m nicely conscious of fairly just a few circumstances which have come up,” Dewson-Smyth added. “However for me, the important thing message is don’t play it whereas driving. It’s a enjoyable recreation, however play protected and don’t put lives in danger.”
The “Pokemon Go” recreation has become one of the world’s most popular downloaded apps, however it’s additionally generated dozens of headlines.
A Florida homeowner opened fire on two teens enjoying the sport after mistaking them for burglars. In Japan, a truck driver playing whereas driving hit two ladies, killing one and injuring the opposite. Gamers additionally found a naked woman vandalizing a church statue and located a dead body whereas immersed within the recreation.