Since the release of Pokemon Go last week, the mobile game has already been responsible for everything from strings of robberies to a teen stumbling upon a dead body. And now, it’s being blamed for heartbreak. Sunnyside, Queens resident Evan Scribner told the New York Post that during a visit to his ex’s place in Bushwick last week, the thrill of the hunt overcame him and he opened up the app to catch a Pokemon bat.
Of course, since the game employs Google maps to locate and track where a player catches all their Pokemon, that bat was indelibly left burned into his game, accidentally incriminating himself. Later when Scribner’s current girlfriend opened up his game, she noticed that he had been in the neighborhood of his former lady, which would have been quite the coincidence given the size of New York City, and promptly dumped his cheating ass:
“She saw that I had caught a Pokémon while at my ex’s house,” a broken-hearted Scribner told The Post. “She found out last night at my house and hasn’t contacted me since then,” Scribner said.
While the situation seems unfortunate for all parties involved — except for the ex-girlfriend maybe — might we suggest not cheating on your girl in the first place? Something tells us Pokemon Go isn’t really to blame here.