Playing Pokémon Go Got This Man Arrested in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Pokémon Go, the game that has become the latest craze around the world, has gotten many to venture outside when they would normally be sitting on the couch, and while it can be good to see people up and moving, for one teen in Germany, it led to his arrest.

An 18-year-old man who had been on the run from the police after evading a prison sentence was arrested after police in the town of Trier were called to investigate a group of Pokémon Go players that were said to have been showing “peculiar behavior”.

The “peculiar behavior” more than likely was just regular gameplay, but when the three players were questioned by police, the 18-year-old fugitive failed at his attempts to assume a fake identity and was arrested on the spot.

He is now serving a six-month sentence at a youth detention center — a side effect that most Pokémon Go players will hopefully not see for themselves.

Sources: Fox News, The Local

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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