What started out as just fun and games has turned into multiple crime scenes, religious decrees and dead bodies.
Pokémon Go has swept across the globe in just weeks since its release. Stories of injuries, crimes, accidents and safety advisories involving players of the augmented reality app have all followed as users go out into the world trying to catch ‘em all.
Here are some of the most bizarre, alarming and downright scary Pokémon Go related incidents:
— Jerson Lopez de Leon, 18, died after being shot along with his 17-year-old cousin. The two broke into a home in Guatemala in an attempt to catch a Pokémon, the Daily Mirror reported. The teen’s death is the first reported fatality related to the game.
— Thirty Pokémon Go players witnessed an unknown assailant stab a user in Greenville, N.C. One other person was injured, and the suspect remains at large.
— A teenage girl was stabbed and her friend hit with a pipe in Redding, Calif., while searching for Pokémon at 2 a.m. A group of assailants approached the two, asked for the girl’s purse, and attacked the girls when she refused.
Injuries and accidents
— A man crashed his vehicle into a police car in Baltimore while using the app. No officers were injured, but police captured the accident on video.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 19, 2016