Pokémon Go player calls police over stolen Pokémon

2016-07-23 08:29

London - A man has called the police after someone "stole" his Pokémon.

A fan of the new mobile app Pokémon Go felt it was acceptable to contact the emergency services when someone took the animated monster he was planning on catching through his device.

The gentleman made the call from Gloucester, southwest England, on 15 July - one day after it officially launched in the UK - and was given a verbal warning from officers for wasting their time, according to the BBC.

Sex shop stop

This isn't the first bit of bizarre news related to the popular new VR game. A large group of Pokémon Go gamers ended up at a sex shop in Devon recently.

The mobile phone app uses GPS so that users can use their mobile phone to find and capture Pokémons in the real world using local businesses and landmarks.

And around 12 people turned up to the adult store 'Private Shop' in Plymouth, South West England asking about Pokémon.

According to the Daily Mirror, a member of staff said: "I have noticed. There are people coming in talking about it. I didn't know what they were talking about, as I'm not really into games."

And the adult store isn't the first place to be bombarded by Pokémon hunters.

Stay out of the hospital

A Dutch hospital issued an appeal to over-zealous fans not to "hunt" the fictitious monsters in the building after several mobile-clutching players ventured into restricted areas.

"There is indeed a sick Pokémon at AMC, but we'll look after him well. Please don't visit him," the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam tweeted with a picture of Pokémon character Pikachu surrounded by tissues.

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