The dangers of playing Pokemon Go have just escalated. One news report after another have illustrated how people are doing stupid things because of this summer’s hottest craze. First there were Pokemon Go players getting robbed of their iPhones on the hunt. Then there were Poke players discover dead bodies along the way. After that, people walking into poles, falling off cliffs and now … crashing into parked cop cars.
The latest incident occurred the other day in Baltimore, Maryland, when a Pokemon Go player slammed his car into a patrol car, because he was too busy looking at the game on his phone. Body-camera footage from one of the officers shows the gamer’s Toyota Rav 4 ramming into the parked vehicle. The suspect then continued on for a bit
According to USA Today:
The officer asks if everyone is OK, and the driver, whose face is blurred in the clip, shows the police officers his cellphone.
‘That’s what I get for playing this dumb— game,’ the man says to the officers.”
In case you’ve been imprisoned in a Russian Gulag for the last few weeks and don’t know it, Pokemon Go is the craze of the summer—getting both young and old out of the house and into the outdoors in search of little critters from the popular 90s game.
The new version, available for all smartphones, is a digital scavenger hunt that shows Poke-creatures on the cell’s screen superimposed over your real surroundings. That’s why people are walking into things, falling down, colliding with vehicles and getting robbed.
In the USA Today article, Smith “noted that no one was injured when the Pokemon Go player crashed into the police car, but he said people should be aware that playing the game while driving is dangerous.”
The Pokemon Go phenomenon is a good opportunity for us to remind parents that they should install a top-of-the-line spy equipment for cell phone app on all of their kids’ devices. A high-quality spy bugs for cell phones app will help them monitoring where their children are, what they are doing and who is with them. The spy device for cell phone can help keep them safe from real, flesh and blood criminals as well as those lurking in the digital world. It can also assist in enforcing a teenager’s misuse of their device by letting a parent know when their loved one is using his phone while driving. Something that no person—no matter what age—should do. Just ask the cops and the man who crashed into their car.