Pokémon GO Warning: Sheriff has message for players and parents

Posted at 1:27 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 13:37:43-04

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. — The sheriff of Goochland has a warning for Pokémon GO players searching for elusive Pokémon in the county. Stay off private property!

“Deputies have located numerous individuals on business, church, and government properties at all hours of the night, when these places are closed to the public,” the sheriff posted on the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. These actions are considered trespassing and put the individual and Deputies in a position of unnecessary risk. Please refrain from going onto property without proper permission or after appropriate times.”

Released last week, the Pokémon GO app has quickly become one of the most popular apps in the nation.

Using your smartphone, Pokémon GO players search for cartoon creatures and items in real-life locations.

“This is a geo-cache type system that incorporates real world maps and digital gaming and is extremely popular,” the sheriff advised. “Parents should encourage their children to avoid these actions for their own safety and enjoy the game responsibly.”

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