The popular mobile app, Pokemon Go, is taking the nation by storm with users everywhere trying to catch em’ all. However, the game has prompted law enforcement agencies around the U.S. to issue a number of warnings about the smartphone game. (KTLA5)
The game sends players to a specific location to collect the various creatures. A number of people have been found going into businesses, backyards, even government buildings to look for Pokemon characters. Those actions are considered trespassing and can potentially put an individual at risk.
Amongst other suspicious activities caused by the virtual reality game, 4 teens in Missouri used the game to draw victims to a particular spot and then robbed them. The Department of Transportation issued a message to drivers, telling them not to use the app while driving. Even warnings across Southern California have been issued to encourage users, “to keep their heads up and their phones down as they navigate the city streets.”
The agency has cautioned players to be careful when sharing their location through the app, including a warning once you open the app to “be alert at all times and stay aware of your surroundings.”
If you or your children use this app or other similar apps, The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker asks you to please use caution when playing the game and drive safely.