There have been some quite peculiar stories involving Pokemon GO since the app dropped just two short weeks ago. Someone of these headlines are so out of left field it’s hard to believe that they’re real. Let’s recap, shall we? So far, at least three people have stumbled across dead bodies, one dude got dumped, and another almost got himself shot. A kid hit a cop car, one guy fell into a pond, and another dude fell off a cliff. Not to mention the one creeper who was using it to prey on children. There is a dating app, and a Donald Trump version. Sh*t, it’s even worked it’s way into MMA celebrations. Needless to say, Pokemon GO has invaded all aspects of human culture.
So naturally, it was only a matter a time before someone compiled all the ridiculous incidents stemming from Pokemon GO into one epic fail video.
#5: People So Busy Playing Pokemon Go They Don’t Recognize Bieber
Pokemon Go is a phenomenon that’s taking over people’s attention like crazy. You need no further proof other than the fact that Justin Bieber, arguably the biggest pop star on the planet, was able to run to the Apple Store along with a ton of other Pokemon Go players and go completely unrecognized. If people weren’t so busy trying to catch them all, they might have noticed that Bieber was among them.
#4: Man Falls Into Pond Playing Pokemon Go
This unlucky individual was live streaming his Pokemon Go game on YouTube from Prospect Park when he was trying to get a water Pokemon. He heard that someone had set up a lure close by, but when he went to climb up to the bridge he accidentally fell into a pond–getting his phone nice and wet. Hopefully he was rocking the waterproof Samsung S7, not the S6.
#3: Guy Gets Mugged While Searching For Lure In Middle of Nowhere
Although this story involves a man getting mugged, we’re still chopping this up to a fail because of the details of the story. A man, who was playing Pokemon Go at 2:00 AM, decided it would be a good idea to travel to a secluded area in O’Fallon, Missouri where someone had placed a lure. That’s when they robbed someone.
“Using the geolocation feature,” Sgt Bill Stringer said, “the robbers were able to anticipate the location and level of seclusion of unwitting victims.”
#2: Man Runs Into Tree Driving And Playing Pokemon Go
As you damn well know, you’re not supposed to be texting on your phone while driving–which means you sure as hell aren’t supposed to be playing Pokemon Go while driving. One man learned the hard way that doing so can be hazardous to both your health and your wallet when he crashed into a tree.
From USA Today:
Auburn Police responded to an accident around 10:45 p.m. ET to find a vehicle that had gone off the road and struck a tree. The driver admitted to actively playing the Pokémon Go game while driving, which caused him to be distracted.
Police did not identify the driver but said he suffered minor injuries in the crash.
#1: Man Drives Into Cop Car While Playing Pokemon Go
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 19, 2016
The only thing worse than crashing your car into a tree while Pokemon Go is crashing your car into a Baltimore Police Department vehicle.