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Pokémon Go Players Almost Shot in Florida

Daytona Beach News-Journal

You might catch a Pokémon or a bullet playing Pokémon Go.

Two Florida teens playing the game were shot at by a resident who feared for his safety. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that the homeowner saw a car parked outside and heard one of the teens asking, “Did you get anything?”.

Since they were in front of his house, he feared they were burglarizing his home. He confronted them and told them not to move. Instead they drove towards him, prompting him to begin shooting.

While none of the bullets hit the teens, they did put holes in their vehicle.  An investigation is underway and the resident may be facing charges after this ordeal.

This has officially taken over this country.

News stories and social media are constantly covering the adventures and mis-adventures of those playing Pokémon Go. This is not the only story of Pokémon Go players shot at while playing the game. Besides this, another story has surfaced. In that case, the player was hit and died from a gunshot wound. Others have become stranded in trees, fallen off of cliffs as well as causing multiple car accidents.

As a result of this, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office released some tips on how to safely play the game.  The list includes using common sense: “Do not trespass, go onto private property or into any area you usually would not if you weren’t playing Pokémon Go.”

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Pokémon Go Players Almost Shot in Florida