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Border Patrol nabs Pokémon GO players

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.

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.

Reader comments

Tue, Jul 26, 2016 Chuck TX

Wish they were actually apprehending the unauthorized "visitors" crossing our southern border rather than just letting them continue to pour into our country and then be able to stay and get all the social benefits, schooling and even medical care that in turns costs us taxpayers ever more each year!

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