Well, it finally happened: Some guy playing Pokémon Go has been stabbed by a mugger.
From Oregon Live:
A caller reported that a man, who had come inside a local convenience store, was suffering from a stab wound he received earlier while walking and playing Pokémon Go on his phone. Officers responded to the store, where the 22-year-old man had come in to buy chips and beer, as well as find a Pokémon. The man was able to give a description of his attacker, who allegedly stabbed the victim as they passed each other near 19th Avenue and Filbert Street. The victim refused medical treatment and continued his Pokémon hunt.
Police are pretty tight-lipped on the specifics, seeing as the incident only happened on July 10, but with the amount of morons walking around with their $800 smartphones held in the air like stupidity beacons, there’s no way this wasn’t a botched mugging.
Mugger used stab! Obviously, it wasn’t very effective. Or maybe the victim has a Type-Immunity to knives. I don’t know how this works.
The nerd kept playing, though. Pokémon Go really is that addictive. I’ll never understand the hype..
[via Oregon Live]
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