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Driver Pokemon-Goes Right Into Police Car: Cops

'That's what I get for playing this dumb-a-- game': distracted Baltimore driver
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2016 1:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – Even a Legendary may not be able to get a young man from Baltimore out of trouble after his SUV ran into a police car early Monday while he was allegedly playing Pokemon Go, the Baltimore Sun reports. USA Today notes body-camera video was released that shows a Toyota RAV4 slam into the cop car with several officers standing around it, then drive away, with an officer in pursuit on foot. The car finally comes to a stop at the end of the block, and when the officer asks if everyone in the car is OK, the driver, who's seen holding a cellphone, ruefully says, "That's what I get for playing this dumb-a-- game."

"You can't wander aimlessly around," a Baltimore PD spokesman tells the Sun. "There are way too many people [who] have their heads buried in their phones trying to catch a Pokemon and the criminals are catching you." The spokesman says no one was injured. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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