Fever for Pokmon GO, one of the most popular mobile titles on the market, has brought us all kinds of mixed news in recent years. The one that concerns us today is another of those that surprise by its striking headline, since according to a judicial report from the state of California in United States, of the police officers from Los Angeles were discovered in 2017 playing Pokémon GO while they were on duty.
Two LAPD officers were fired for ignoring a call regarding a robbery in progress because they were playing Pokemon Go and had spotted a Snorlax. https://t.co/3rPFEkrJoT pic.twitter.com/zu5SNJ9Dyg— Jake White (@unioncounsel) January 10, 2022
The judicial document that echoes this unusual fact has been shared by the user @unioncounsel on his Twitter account. According to the report, these two American agents, Louis Lozano y Eric Mitchell, They were charged with multiple counts of misconduct by the California state court and they have been fired of their jobs due to an incident in April 2017.
During one of their days of service, these officers were recorded by police radio while playing Pokémon GO. These recordings captured for a while more than 20 minutes to Lozano and Mitchell talking about the capture of several Pokémon that were in their way. Between them, it seems, the two policemen met a Snorlax and a Togepic. As if this were not enough, it has also been known that they ignored a robbery call in progress and decided to deviate from their usual route to continue playing.
The two agents decided to ignore a call from a robbery in progress to continue playing.
The agents they denied having played to Pokémon GO on duty and filed a petition for an administrative mandate to challenge their dismissal, however, that has not helped them to avoid their dismissal finally.
The popularity of Pokémon GO, especially in its first months of life, was such that up to several military installations warn your troops about the dangers of playing on the bases, especially near the runways. Even so, the game of augmented reality continues to attract millions of players every year and star in bizarre situations, such as the multiple fines that some people received for going out to play on the street during 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns.
Pokmon GO, is available free for Android and iOS since 2016. If you want to know more details about the title, you can consult our complete guide with tips and tricks.