The popular new Pokemon Go phone game has created some safety concerns among law enforcement. Four O’Fallon teens were arrested this week for luring people playing the game and then robbing them. State Patrol Lt. Paul Reinsch cautions Missourians to avoid going to areas where you don’t feel safe.
“Anytime you have computers involved with phones and things of that nature, there may be instances where people are being lured somewhere. So they just have to be very careful,” said Reinsch.
Reinsch says playing the game while driving is dangerous.
“Driving is a multi-tasking function and anything that a person does behind the wheel that takes them away from driving makes it dangerous,” said Reinsch. “The concentration level with this app is going to take that concentration away and make it for a very dangerous trip.”
Reinsch is also concerned about those walking and playing the game. He says some are concentrating so hard on the game that they’re walking into things and even walking into traffic without really realizing it.