Saturday July 23, 2016

Pokأ©mon GO Blamed For Illegal Border Crossing

Two youths who were "unaware of their surroundings" made an illegal border crossing from Canada into Montana. I thought the concept of augmented reality was supposed to encourage you to be more attentive to the world around you.

The two, who were not identified, were found by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Thursday, with their attention affixed to their phones as they were trying to hunt down cartoon characters on a journey that took them over the border. "Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokأ©mon GO games that they lost track of where they were," said Michael Rappold, a spokesman for the agency. The two were reunited with their mothers at a nearby border patrol station, the agency said.