Police departments nationwide are warning about the dangers of playing “Pokémon Go.” From New York, where the first confirmed game-related serious car crash occurred http://www.businessinsider.com/first-car-crash-caused-by-pokemon-go-2016-7, to ambushes in Philly https://twitter.com/PPD35Dist/status/752302490666827776, law enforcement officials are reminding people who gotta catch ‘em all to use common sense. Their advice:
- Do not use the application when you are operating a motor vehicle or bicycle.
- Do not trespass on private property when trying to “catch” a Pokémon.
- Be aware of your surroundings when walking and do not stare down at your phone not knowing hazards around you, like roadways, drop-offs, waterways, etc.
- Use caution when sharing your location as strangers can see your location information.
- Travel in groups in public/well-lit locations.
- Be mindful on what you play online, a string of armed robberies perpetrated by suspects who targeted their victims using Pokémon Go.
Sounds like good counsel to us! When hunting rare and legendary pokémon, be careful out there.