2 men held over Poke­mon Go fight

The Myanmar Times - - World -

TWO Sin­ga­porean men have been ar­rested af­ter get­ting into a fight trig­gered by the hugely pop­u­lar mo­bile phone game Poke­mon Go, po­lice said.

The fight broke out be­tween a motorist and a pedes­trian on Au­gust 14 at the car park en­trance of a mall at the busy Or­chard Road shop­ping dis­trict.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice state­ment, the pedes­trian was play­ing the aug­mented re­al­ity game on his phone while cross­ing the road.

The motorist honked at the player, set­ting off an ar­gu­ment which led to the fight.

Both men were ar­rested for af­fray, an of­fence which car­ries a jail term of up to a year, a S$5000 (US$3700) fine or both.

They were the first peo­ple to be ar­rested in the city-state – where fights in pub­lic are rare – in con­nec­tion with the game.

Poke­mon Go en­ables users to hunt fic­tional digi­tised an­i­mal char­ac­ters, which have been scat­tered around the world, of­ten in un­likely lo­ca­tions. –

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