Teenagers Commit International Crime While Playing Pokemon GO


Two Canadian teenagers were detained by U.S officials after accidentally crossing the border while playing Pokemon GO.

The pair, from Coutts, Alberta, apparently managed to lose track of which country they were in while engrossed in the game, reports the Daily Mail.

According to ABC News, they were arrested near Sweet Grass, Montana after being picked up by border patrol agents.

The teens said they were unaware they had crossed the border and were only briefly detained before being reunited with their anxious mum on the Canadian side of the border.

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According to AJC.com, Michael Rappold, the agency’s public affairs officer, said:

Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon Go games that they lost track of where they were.

They crossed the international border inadvertently, but agents were able to reunite them with their mother.

This is by no means the first incident of people getting into scrapes while playing Pokemon. Earlier this month two players fell off a cliff in San Diego County while playing the game and were lucky to escape serious injury.

In Bosnia, players have been warned to stop wandering into areas still littered with active landmines in their pursuits.


The U.S National Safety Council has been forced to release a statement warning pedestrians to exercise caution while playing the game, and drivers not to play it at the wheel.

“No race to capture a cartoon monster is worth a life,” the council warned.

Well, maybe for a Charizard… (Just kidding, please stay safe out there!)