Man Walks Into Police Station To Catch Pokemon, Gets Arrested Instead

Pokemon Go is supposed to be the video game that gets you out of your house and see the world. However, for this gentleman leaving his house was the worst thing for him.

A 26-year-old man dressed in pajama pants was playing Pokemon Go in his town of Milford, Michigan on Thursday morning. He discovered a Pokemon gym and he was ecstatic. However, the gym he found was the Milford Police Department. This wouldn’t have been a problem except that he had a warrant for his arrest.

“A couple of our officers looked out the window and saw him standing out by the flagpole,” said Police Chief Tom Lindberg. The unnamed man had several run-ins with the police and they instantly recognized him.

“When I first learned about this game, I was very concerned it was taking young adults into places they shouldn’t necessarily be – and could get hurt, if they’re not paying attention to what’s going on around them,” Lindberg said. “But I never thought someone with a warrant would be so driven by the game that they’d walk right up to the police station.”

The Pokemon Go player had a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court for a breaking and entering charge. He was arraigned following his arrest and released on personal bond.

This game is doing wonders! Dumb people walking in front of moving vehicles, idiots crashing their cars, criminals getting arrested. It’s adding nominations for the Darwin Award in record numbers.

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