Pokemon Go Results in Illegal Border Crossing

The teens from Canada were reunited with mom
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2016 2:50 PM CDT
Pokemon Go Results in Illegal Border Crossing
Don't forget to look up every once in a while.   (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

In their quest to "catch'em all," two Canadian teens were caught themselves—by the US Border Patrol, the CBC reports. “Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon Go games that they lost track of where they were," per a Border Patrol press release. The pair was walking southbound in Coutts, Alberta, when they inadvertently crossed into the US near Sweet Grass, Mont., ABC reports. A Border Patrol agent tells the CBC that the teens, who have not been identified, were detained for a bit while mom was called. "The pair were later reunited with their mother at the nearby Border Patrol station," according to the release.

Compared to other Pokemon Go-related mishaps, an illegal border crossing is pretty tame. Two men in California fell off a bluff in pursuit of Pokemon. Players also have found dead bodies as they hunt for Pokemon. Myriad minor injuries have been reported. And police in Missouri say a group of teenage bandits were using the game to scout robbery victims. (More Pokemon Go stories.)

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