US cops ditched robbery call for ‘Pokemon Go’ hunt


Two US police officers were fired for playing mobile game ‘Pokémon Go’ on duty, with an in-car recording revealing they were on the hunt for the sleeping Pokémon, Snorlax. — Niantic/Game Freak

Two US police officers who went off to hunt for Pokemon instead of responding to a robbery have been fired.

Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell cruised the streets searching for fantastic creatures in the augmented reality smartphone game, documents show, bagging a relatively rare Snorlax, as well as a difficult-to-trap Togetic – but no criminals.

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