Woman Fired Pellet Gun at Pokémon Go Players in CanadaAdded: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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Canadian police revealed they charged a woman who allegedly fired a pellet gun at Pokémon Go players from the rooftop of her home. According to witnesses, the 29-year-old woman fired at least 4 shots from the roof of a 2-story building, although no players were injured.
Apparently, part of the street in the town of Newmarket had been marked in the game as a “gym”, where players gather to challenge each other. It was not revealed how many players were on the street that night, but it is known that the area has attracted them by the dozens. According to police, the woman was arrested without incident. She was then charged with assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, where each charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years jail time.
As all of you know, Pokémon Go has enjoyed an unexpected success from Spain to Australia and doubled the value of Nintendo Co Ltd since the game’s launch in the US. Players use mobile devices to search for virtual Pokémon characters that pop up at various places, including restaurants, museums and other places, and score points in a number of ways, including capturing the Pokémon characters with a flick of a finger on their smartphone screen.
We must add that Pokémon Go was also to blame for many car accidents and mishaps stemming from distracted players. The Canadian police revealed that the officers have received many calls from concerned citizens about people playing Pokémon Go. Although there’s nothing illegal in playing it, players should be careful not to trespass – for example, two youths unaware of their surroundings made an illegal border crossing into the US when playing Pokémon Go a few days ago.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
|Well I don't know much about this women or her mental health but hope the best for her.|
Pokemon Go is not to blame for many car accidents, irresponsible drivers are to blame for many car accidents. It's no big secret using your mobile device while driving is a douchebag move that now represents 70% of all accidents, the #1 reason for car accidents beating out speeding and drunk driving.
|posted by (2016-07-27 16:52:22)|
|@#1 , that says it all! The shooter might be on to something though. Maybe a new app called Pokemon Go Go. Find as many people playing Pokemon Go as you can for points, steal their Pokemon's etc... lol|
|posted by (2016-07-27 17:15:38)|
|I agree the woman should get in trouble, however a pellet gun is nowhere near deadly, I have been shot with one it hurts about as much as paint balls do. It is very rude to shoot someone with pellets or paint balls without them agreeing to play with you, but it is not bad enough to deserve 10 years in jail. Maybe some fines, community service, a month in jail, some anger management classes.|
|10 years for BB gun sounds about right. Let's kill some more people with drones and wreck wall street in the meantime while we sort this out.|
|lets's just shoot up pokemon instead!|
these games are for kids ....so grow up lol
|She just might have been p!ssed0ff by the every night noise outside from the gamers where before at night it was quiet, before the game exist, i hope the best for her, like 10 community services or but no jail at all|
|posted by (2016-07-28 04:39:44)|
|I agree with the not super heavy sentence. There's always the chance of a lot of damage if hit in the eye, etc. I assume that the 10 years is just there to be flexible with the circumstances, etc.|
|posted by (2016-07-28 22:17:05)|
|@#3 Perhaps you'd like to read these bits before making inane statements about pellet guns not being deadly!|
|First off I live about 10km now from the 'incident' and used to live about 3 blocks from it years ago.. not really relevent, just an 'I know and am from the area' point. She will get an order never to own firearms or air rifles for probably 5 yrs, have to do community service, pay a fine... but I doubt any jail time. No one was 'injured' thankfully so the (my) justice system will probably just do a heavy wrist slap. Her community and relationships will probably do more of a sentence on her... as much as the world stage loves our Prime Minister, we Canadians aren't to keen on the negative side of attention. It was a blip only because of the current Pokey hype but a crime nonetheless. We'll make sure she stops.. and Winter Is Coming in Canada soon.. lol.. so.. snowshoeing P-Gamers will be slowed down...|
|Maybe she was hunting the ones only she can see. I would expect more strange problems with this game in near future.|
|posted by (2016-07-30 07:35:47)|
|@#3 try telling somebody who has been blinded for life by a pellet gun, that they are quite safe to shoot at each other like toys.|
|posted by (2016-07-30 13:42:58)|
|she's not to be blamed since it could have been annoying if the pokemon players are really getting on her nerves|
|Dude, you need to take a step back and look at the big picture. It seems someone you know got hurt, and I'm very sorry for that, but injury by this type of weapon must have been at very close range. Shots from a 2nd story rooftop would be harmless, probably even to a naked eyeball.||
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