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Pokémon Go players are actually wandering into police stations, trying to catch Pokémon

by Eric Frederiksen | July 7, 2016July 7, 2016 8:00 am PDT

Shiny Sandshrew

Pokémon Go is out in the wild, pun definitely intended, in certain regions. One of those regions is Australia. People are already out looking for the little monsters and while no one has stumbled into a crocodile’s mouth or a tree that can kill you while playing, some of the wrong people are taking notice of the game.

Northern Territory Emergency Services has posted to Facebook with a (very) gentle warning to would-be collectors about the PokéStop featured near the police station in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia:

For those budding Pokemon Trainers out there using Pokemon Go – whilst the Darwin Police Station may feature as a Pokestop, please be advised that you don’t actually have to step inside in order to gain the pokeballs.

It’s also a good idea to look up, away from your phone and both ways before crossing the street. That Sandshrew isn’t going anywhere fast.

Stay safe and catch ’em all!

I’m waiting for someone to end up somewhere truly dangerous while chasing down a pokémon, and I’m sure it can’t be too far off. Please, everyone, be careful. And look both ways.

Polygon

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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