A&M police: Pokemon Go player leaves vehicle, causes wreck

Published: Jul. 12, 2016 at 9:08 PM CDT
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The Pokemon Go craze is believed to be at the root of an accident on the Texas A&M campus.

The popular app game uses the GPS on your mobile device and places characters on your map that you can catch by going to different locations.

Tuesday, Texas A&M University Police tweeted that on Monday, an illegally-parked car was hit from behind, causing the second car's airbags to deploy. Police say the driver of the illegally-parked car had left it to catch a Pokemon.

Just before that post, UPD sent another tweet noting that Monday, a suspicious vehicle was reported to them about 1:00 a.m. driving on campus. Police responded, and found the occupants were playing Pokemon Go.

In addition to traffic concerns, law enforcement has asked people not to go to unsafe or unfamiliar areas to play the game.

Aggie Athletics is getting in on the craze Wednesday. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., game players can go to the Hall of Champions entrance to catch Hitmonlee, a character A&M refers to in this case as a "walk-on kicker."