Two Pokemon Go players in Florida received quite a scare while tracking down Pokemon. While playing in their car late at night, a paranoid homeowner took shots at the two teenagers. While this is a serious situation with Pokemon Go players shot at, luckily no one was injured in the incident.
According to the police reports out of Florida, the homeowner mistook them as thieves. Upon spotting them in a car late at night, the man challenged them by questioning what they were doing. The homeowner shot at their car after they didn’t stop, and lucky for all parties involved nobody was hurt.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has taken the incident of Pokemon Go players shot at as an impetus to warn gamers of real life dangers. They’ve gone ahead and issued Pokemon Go guidelines to enjoying the game safely. These measures can keep Pokemon Go players safe and makes gameplay enjoyable.
Guidelines issued after Pokemon Go players shot at
- Be alert at all times and stay aware of your surroundings
- Do not drive, ride a bike or skateboard while playing.
- Never trespass, or go on to private property while playing.
- Be aware of “Pokestops” where players could fall victim to crime.
The sheriff office is joining the mounting concern for Pokemon Go players, especially young ones. Law enforcement agencies are encouraging parents to talk to their children about strangers and set limits on where they can go.
The latest Pokemon Go incident only shows that as the game gets more and more popular, players must remain vigilant. You should always enjoy Pokemon responsibly to stay safe.
There’s already been a third-party program that fooled users into downloading and installing malware into their cell phones. Pokemon Go has quickly grown into the biggest mobile game of all time, and it’s only available in the US, UK and now Canada. According to reports from news outlets like SimilarWeb, people are now spending more time playing Pokemon Go than they are on Snapchat, Instagram and WhatsApp.
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