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Pokemon Go used as bait for armed robbery

07-10-2016, 06:49 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 388
Pokemon Go used as bait for armed robbery

Story from my local news in St. Louis.


http://www.kmov.com/story/32410689/4-suspects-conducted-armed-robberies-using-pokemon-go-police-say
07-10-2016, 08:47 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,923
From a good website called Atlas Obscura:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles...okemon-go-game

I don't play the game and don't really understand the appeal, but I'm fascinated with how a geolocated/AR game can have consequences in the real world.
07-11-2016, 02:20 AM
#3
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 1,491
That's crazy, I went to work out at the park today and saw at least 10 people walking around playing this.. Nucking futs
07-11-2016, 06:42 AM
#4
There is another story going round of a youtuber/uber that was streaming in his car and at the time he claims he saw someone get murdered.

Here is the video link to story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0eaUqmt1W0

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07-11-2016, 11:06 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,968
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Originally Posted by Guise View Post
From a good website called Atlas Obscura:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles...okemon-go-game

I don't play the game and don't really understand the appeal, but I'm fascinated with how a geolocated/AR game can have consequences in the real world.
Police report wasn't 100% accurate: Snopes

It was a group the police had been chasing that night, they weren't using lure modules or anything to target players.

Walking around with my daughter this weekend we ran into 2 dozen or so people playing, had a couple of good chats, overall had a lot of fun. Servers were up for me (NA) most of the weekend. Even managed to keep a pokemon in a gym for 2 days.

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!