Pokémon Go is getting out of hand. A Florida man shot at two teens while they were on the hunt for Pokemon.
He says he thought he was getting robbed, the teens says dude was pretty much bugging out.
Reports the Orlando Sentinel:
A man was sleeping in his Palm Coast area home about 1:30 a.m. when a loud noise woke him up. The 37-year-old looked outside and spotted a white car parked in the road outside his Primrose Lane house, said Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Jim Troiano.
He grabbed his handgun and went outside to investigate. As he came up to the car, he overheard one of the two teens say “did you get anything?” Troiano said.
That’s when the man stepped in front of the vehicle, thinking they had possibly broken into his home, raised his gun and ordered them not to move, officials said.
The vehicle sped towards him and he moved out of its path. He then fired rounds at the vehicle because he said it “was attempting to strike him,” Troiano said.
Cops couldn’t find the vehicle. But, a parent of one of the teens reported the incident to police, and gave their side of the struggle.
She said her 19-year-old son and his 16-year-old friend were playing Pokemon Go on their smartphones when they were confronted by a man who came out of a home and started shooting at them, authorities said.
The mother told deputies the teens did not tell her about the incident until they saw the car had a flat tire and bullet holes in the rear tire, hubcap and fender.
Officials talked with the teens who said they were sitting in the car hunting two Pokemon—a Marowak and Tauros.
One said “Did you catch him?” and the other responded “Yeah, did you?” That’s when the teens said they heard gunfire and sped away, Troiano said.
Moral of the story, play Pokémon Go in Florida at your own risk.
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