A man reportedly attacked other men over Pokemon Go

It’s been nearly two years since the release of Pokemon Go, and on its initial release it seemed like we were always hearing about some form of violence taking place because of the game. Usually, it was more a case of walking through a bad neighborhood at nice oblivious to your surroundings because you really needed a Lapras. But now we’ve got someone assaulting three strangers over a Pokemon Go gym battle, which is nicely nostalgic!

Also, it’s beyond screwed up. Why would you do this, guy? This is totally inappropriate.

The victims of the assault claim that the man in question came over with a tire iron and assaulted them, with one of the victims getting behind him in hopes of choking him out in self-defense. The assaulter claims that he did hit a table with the tire iron, but at no point did he actually strike the three men in question. Like any sort of criminal investigation, it’s not entirely clear what the truth of the matter is, but it’s still a pretty unfortunate story of game-related violence.

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This is nothing, some 9 year old just shot his sister in the back of her head and killed her because she wouldnt give up the video game controller.

Of course it wasnt the video game itself, it was likely the kid being a hoodrat and gang member and killing his sister was likely the result of too many movies and television.

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Mewmew

Getting in a fight over Pokemon, the most ridiculous thing ever.

I wonder if anybody goes to prison for any length of time if they tell the truth over why they’re there. “What are you in for?”

Funny that the only real link to “game related violence” is coming from Pokemon and not from say shooters and hyper violent games.

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ultorius

you are not allowed to have any testoserone if you argue about whose chansey slapped whom

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Siphaed

This would almost be a case point for testosterone controllers….but then I read the article about the lady who stabbed her boyfriend with a katana over PUBG…. guess people are just all around violent. Species is doomed.

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Bryan Correll

At least the title isn’t “A man reportedly attacked small children over Pokemon Go.”

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Utakata

I could almost see Mr. Schlag working for The Onion in a not so distant future. <3

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Randy Savage

A.. man.. attacked other men… over a video game? Masculinity is truly in crisis.

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Oh funny. It is amazing how many people don’t understand what assault is. He admitted to brandishing a tire iron and then bashing it on a table.

Assault basically refers to situations where one person creates a fear of harm in another person. For example, if a person pulls their fist back as if to punch someone, and the other person believes that they will be punched, it might be considered assault.

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Armsbend

” It is amazing how many people don’t understand”

You think a guy who takes a tire iron to a pokemon go gym battle understands anything? I assume he sees creatures in the trees that tell him what to do.

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McGuffn

They don’t take kindly to Pokémon rustlers in these parts.

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Alli

I know I’ve wanted to beat people up for reviving their nearly-exhausted pokemon when I’m trying to take a gym, but I’d never, you know, actually do that. Being in a small, cold town we’re usually parked in our cars anyway.