Tulsa Police Report Calls Related To 'Pokemon Go' Game


Monday, July 11th 2016, 8:20 am
By: News On 6


Tulsa Police said they're getting calls related to the new, popular smart phone game Pokemon Go. The "augmented reality" game has only been available for a few days in the U.S. but has become quite a phenomenon with users.

The game uses real-world locations to spot Pokemon characters in an App on your phone. When you find one - you use the App to "capture" it.

It also comes with some danger. Tulsa Police said they've gotten several calls of players fighting with each other in public places - but it turns out, they were only playing the game. 

In Missouri - users were lured to a location and then robbed at gunpoint by three teenagers. One user playing along a river in Wyoming found the body of someone authorities say had died in an accident unrelated to the game.

There are reports that people playing the game while driving have caused traffic problems. Some people give the game some credit - for getting users outside and exercising.

Police urge users to accompany their children who are playing the game. They also urge caution when telling strangers about their next location.