Here’s a word of advice while hunting Pokémon: Don’t try to do it in an off-limits military base.
Sounds fairly simple, but one French man got detained for trespassing on a military base in Indonesia while playing the mega-popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go.
According to a report by The Guardian, Romain Pierre, 27, was arrested at a checkpoint in a base near Cirebon, Indonesia, but was released a few hours later when it was determined that he trespassed the base by accident.
Pierre “unintentionally entered the complex as he was hunting Pokémon while jogging,” according to Indonesia police spokesman Col Yusri Yunus.
Pokémon Go is officially available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, but has not been released in Asia yet. For some reason, however, the game works in parts of Indonesia, and many businesses have already jumped at the opportunity, attracting Pokémon Go players with vouchers and other incentives.
Reports of people getting into trouble while playing Pokémon Go, which has players visiting real-life locations in order to catch the game’s creatures and objects, keep cropping up. Last week, two men fell off a cliff in California while playing the game, sustaining moderate injuries. And stampedes of people running to catch a rare Pokémon are becoming increasingly common.
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