Pokemon GO trainer arrested for punching a cop

A 40-year-old Pokemon GO trainer in Japan has been arrested for punching a police officer.

The altercation took place when a group of trainers gathered at a hotel to catch Pokemon. This large group was inadvertently blocking the entrance to the hotel, which is why policemen were sent out to relocate the players. The 40-year-old man got angry with the request, told one of the officers it was his fault that he couldn't catch a Pokemon, and then punched him.

No word yet on how much jail time the man will receive. We'll be sure to keep you updated on that info when it comes in.

Categories: Mobile
Tags: pokemon, mobile
Games: Pokemon Go


Sat Feb 23 19 03:22pm
Rating: 1


It's super effective!

At least he got one good punch in.

Sat Feb 23 19 04:55pm
Rating: 1

This is absolutely reprehensible, indefensible conduct
Unless, you know, the officer kept him from getting a Shiny.

I think this man probably needs to be put down for his own good. 40 years old and assaulting law enforcement over Pokemon Go? This dude is practically a Yakuza substory.

I love how good RMC is at finding the appropriate pictures to go with news.


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