Luckily for him, they saw the funny side

Sahil Nathani   22 July 2016 13:55 - In the latest sensational story to come out from the Pokémon GO phenomenon, a 27-year-old Frenchman was arrested for trespassing on an Indonesian military base.

Romain Pierre was detained by police after he walked into a base compound in Cirebon, West Java, while hunting for Pokémon on his smartphone. He apparently did not realize he was trespassing.

At least the soldiers found it funny! Image via 

When he saw police and realized he was somewhere he shouldn’t have been, Pierre turned back but ran into a checkpoint, where he was detained.

Col. Yusri Yunus, a police spokesperson, said “he unintentionally entered the complex as he was hunting Pokemon while jogging.”

After an interrogation with police that lasted several hours Pierre was released. A memorable workout, we’re sure.

At least this story had a happier ending than the two player who walked off a cliff while playing the game.

To all you Pokémon GO players out there, make sure you stay within the law while you have your fun!

Like the game says on start-up: Be aware of your surroundings!



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