Border Patrol nabs Pokémon GO players
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jul 25, 2016
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Border Patrol agents last week apprehended two Pokémon GO-playing juveniles who inadvertently crossed the U.S.-Canadian border while playing the game.
Border Patrol agents came upon the two on the evening of July 21 after the juveniles made an illegal border crossing as they walked southbound from Canada into the United States while playing Pokémon GO on their cell phones. Custom and Border Protection said the BP agents quickly ascertained the two young folks “were unaware of their surroundings.”
“Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokémon GO games that they lost track of where they were,” said a CBP spokesman.
They pair later were turned over to their mother at a nearby Border Patrol station.