Armed Pokémon GO Player Halts Early Morning Robbery

posted on July 28, 2016

Las Vegas-area players of augmented-reality smartphone game Pokémon GO—which directs players to physical locations to capture virtual creatures—know that Freedom Park is a hotspot for catching Magikarp, a popular water-type Pokémon. But shortly after six players gathered Monday around 4 a.m. to begin their hunt, they became targets themselves. That’s when 18-year-old Elvis Campos approached them in an SUV driven by an underage accomplice, pulled out a gun and demanded their possessions.

One member of the group, however, was armed with more than Pokéballs. The concealed-carry permit holder pulled out his own firearm and fired at Campos. It was super effective—Campos managed to get off a single shot, hitting one player in the stomach, before being struck in the back, prompting both men to flee empty-handed. 

Fortunately, police were able to “catch ’em all” a short time later when the suspects arrived at a local hospital seeking treatment for Campos’ gunshot wound. Both he and the wounded player were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and Campos has been charged with robbery, battery and assault.

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