Baltimore Police Department is now the latest in a long line of officials to warn of the dangers of not paying attention while playing Pokemon GO.
The police force recently released a video that shows a young man drive straight into a parked police car, apparently too distracted by Pokemon to look at the road.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 19, 2016
Thankfully nobody was hurt, though if you watch the video above then you can see how it could have been a hell of a lot worse.
‘That’s what I get for playing this dumb-a** game’, said the driver as he got out of the car to talk to police. I don’t wanna be that guy, but that’s more what you get for being a tool that uses his phone while driving.
This news follows a man who was stabbed while out playing the game late at night, a young girl who got hit by a car, and another man who managed to wrap his car around a tree.
Frankly, it’s a miracle that there haven’t been any reported deaths as a result of Pokemon GO yet, though I imagine one is on the way.
Seriously – look where you’re going while you play Pokemon GO, otherwise it’s just natural selection at this point.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.