This one puts a new meaning to “Gotta catch ’em all.” A 26-year-old Pokemon Go player in Milford, Michigan, is now in police custody after he followed the map in the game to a conveniently-located Gym last Thursday, placing himself in full view across the street from a police station, where he was quickly spotted by two officers who recognized him as a wanted man. Reports the Detroit Free Press:
It didn’t take long after he arrived — clad in pajama pants and a T-shirt — for the man to realize the Pokemon gym he’d been seeking was also the Milford Police Station, where he was wanted on a warrant.
“A couple of our officers looked out the window and saw him standing out by the flagpole,” said Police Chief Tom Lindberg, noting after numerous run-ins, police recognized the individual immediately and went out to greet — and arrest — the man.
This doesn’t seem like it could even be real. Guy in pajamas riding a bike at 10:30 a.m. on a weekday looking to catch digital monsters with his pocket computer stops across from a police station, despite being wanted for a warrant (failing to appear in court for a breaking and entering charge), then proceeds to dick around on his phone until he’s recognized.
We’d argue this has to be a hoax, yet this isn’t even close to the dumbest story coming out about this insanely popular game since it was released in the U.S. on July 7. There was a damn stampede in Central Park, a player who caught a tree with his car, an obviously stable human being who shot at Pokemon Go players outside of his residence, the guy who got stabbed and kept playing because THUG LIFE, and these two winners who broke into a zoo to catch fake animals. What a time to be alive.
It appears this story is real, so hurry up and catch this eligible bachelor as soon as he gets out of jail.