11/27/17 Pokemon Go

Vehicular damage from people driving and playing Pokemon Go was estimated to be $500,000 the summer after the app was released.

On Monday, a “suspicious” vehicle was seen at the Purdue Global Policy Research Institute on Northwestern Avenue just after midnight.

Police approached the vehicle to find the driver playing Pokemon Go, according to Capt. Song Kang.

Pokemon Go is a popular game launched in 2016 that allows players to “find” Pokemon on an app based on their geographic location. The game’s users can find these Pokemon anywhere in the world, including on university campuses.

Police say these types of encounters are still common around campus.

 

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