Pokemon Go player caught up in 'drug deal'

There have some very strange Pokemon Go incidents reported since the game's release, here's just one example, and now another unusual tale has been told.

A fan of the augmented reality game, which layers gameplay onto the physical world, has explained how he found himself hunting for Pokemon at three in the morning before a late night encounter.


The 40-year-old Reddit user explained that he couldn't sleep and later encountered 'two sketchy looking dudes' on his Pokemon catching adventure.

"There is a little park a few blocks from me that had like three pokestops and a gym, so I wandered over there to see what the game could offer," he explained.

"So I get there and wander around a little checking out the stops and rustling around in the tall grass, then decide to go a few blocks away to see a couple more stops when I hear from the darkness a 'Yo, my man!'

"Turning, I see two sketchy looking dudes sitting on a bench in the dark. I must have walked right past them without noticing them. One of them waves, 'My man, check over by the blue truck over there we got an onyx earlier.'

"So I wander over by the truck and sure enough there's a f***ing Onyx there. Awesome. So I end up chatting with the guys for a bit, told 'em where I got my Evee, they convinced me to join red team when I hit level five so we could 'lock shit down" in the neighbourhood."

"Then the cop shows up," he adds.

"Yeah, so it turns out two twenty-something black dudes and a 40-year-old white guy chilling in the park at 3am looks strange. It took a bit of talking to convince the cop we weren't doing a drug deal, and a bit longer to explain the game. Then the cop downloaded the f***ing game on his phone and asked us how to get started."

Pokemon Go, which encourages gamers to 'switch between the virtual world and the real world', rocketed to the top of the App Store within 24 hours of its release in the US and Australia on July 6.

In Wyoming, a teenager stumbled upon a dead body in a river while playing the new smartphone game.

Police in Australia have urged people playing Pokemon Go to look before they cross roads, warning that people were being reckless while playing the game.

Meanwhile, this man caught a Pidgey on Pokemon GO as his wife gave birth.

- Daily Telegraph UK

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