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Hampton Police have fun with Pokemon Go safety video

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Posted at 10:50 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 15:38:13-04

HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton Police had fun while warning citizens about the possible dangers of Pokemon Go.

The video starts with a young girl playing Pokemon Go.

Hampton Police Sgt. Matt Bond pulls up to the girl and in a plot twist, asks the little girl where to find a Bulbasaur.

The girl directs the sergeant down the road.  After he drives off, she looks into the camera and says, “Sucker! Gotta catch ’em all!”

After the skit, Sgt. Bond advises people to use the buddy system while playing the game.

The video also advertises that the Hampton Police headquarters on 40 Lincoln Street is a Pokestop!

Police near St. Louis are also warning fans of Pokemon Go that multiple armed robbers used the app to target victims. Police in O’Fallon, Missouri, said they arrested multiple suspects following reports of an armed robbery on Sunday. Police say the suspects attracted several victims to a specific location by setting up a beacon to a “Pokestop” to lure more players.

If you’ve been missing out on the craze, Pokemon Go is a phone game that’s taking over people’s lives.

It’s an “augmented reality” game that uses real-world aspects and overlays the magical, slightly deranged world of Pokémon in a thinly-veiled ploy to get people to get out of their houses and exercising for once.

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