95.3 / 88.5 FM Grand Rapids and 95.3 FM Muskegon
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

'Pokemon Go' player stops at police station, gets arrested

Handcuffs photo
U.S. Air Force | Public Domain via Wikimedia
/
Wikimedia.org

A man with a warrant for his arrest was taken into custody after showing up at a Detroit-area police station while playing the "Pokemon Go" game.

The Detroit News reports Milford police say the 26-year-old, who was wearing pajama pants, rode a bike to the Milford station Thursday.

Police Chief Tom Lindberg says officers recognized him because they've had contact with him in previous years.

He was booked on a warrant for missing a court date and released.

The newspaper says he was originally charged with breaking and entering.

The location-aware smartphone game gives digital incentives like "Pokeballs" as rewards for visiting real places.

The locations are known as "Pokestops" and "Gyms."

According to Milford police, the station is the site of a "Gym" as part of the game.

Related Content