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The shocking video was recorded from one of the police officer's body cams and shows the car slam into the parked patrol car and skid to the side. The police officers walked up to the driver after he crashed and asked if he was alright and he steps out of the car with his cell phone in hand and even flashes the phone at the cop and says, "That's what I get for playing this dumb ass game."
No one involved in the accident had any injuries, but the same can't be said for the driver's car. According to Fox News, the police officers ended up showing the video at a news conference alongside two other incidents involving Pokemon Go players to get their point across about the dangers of Pokemon Go.
I've written about how Pokemon Go has been bringing us together in a time of darkness, but it's hard to ignore the fact that Pokemon Go is also being used by stupid people who choose to Pokemon And Drive or trespass on private property. And just as stupid people drink alcohol and do stupid things, stupid people will also do the same thing with Pokemon Go, unfortunately. And this is a great example of what not to do with Pokemon Go.
I appreciate the fact that the police officers didn't react with anger when the driver crashed into their patrol car, but I also appreciate how blunt the driver was as he got out of the car waving around his phone and admitting that's what he gets for playing Pokemon Go. No, correction sir: that's what you get for stupidly playing Pokemon Go while trying to drive at the same time.
There's a number of police departments across the country, including New York City and San Francisco Bay Area, that have had to issue warnings to Pokemon Go players about staying alert and staying out of private areas and teaching your kids about stranger danger. And there's already been a number of car accidents with people who had been looking down at their phone to play Pokemon Go.
To reiterate, if you can help it, please don't drive and play Pokemon Go. It's not worth your life. If you want to play bad enough and search an area, do everyone a favor and pull over into a safe area.