Sunday, 17 July 2016

Pokémon Go is the new sat-nav

When sat navs first became widely used, for years the papers would be full of stories about people driving into lakes and lorries stuck in narrow alleys because they blindly followed their sat-navs. The Daily Mirror did a top ten mishaps back in 2008.

Then taking selfies became all the rage, Wiki has a list of serious injuries and deaths resulting from this activity.

And now it looks as if we are going to be bombarded with people coming a cropper because they were playing Pokémon Go.

Here are a few from the past week:

Florida man shoots at Pokemon Go players after hearing the teens say 'Did you get anything?' and mistaking them for burglars

Teen Killed Trespassing While Playing Pokemon Go

Pokemon GO players stranded 100ft underground in caves while searching for characters

Doesn't have the same appeal as cow attacks though.


Curtis said...

So if you want to rob a house, just load up the game on your phone and if you get caught, that's your excuse... just don't do it in a place where people have guns and it's legal to shoot intruders

Mark Wadsworth said...

C, yes.

James Higham said...

Save us.