You have likely heard about all of the trouble that Pokémon Go has caused since its release on July 6 — but this incident takes the cake.
The Baltimore police department posted this video Tuesday night after a driver playing Pokémon Go crashed into a parked police cruiser.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 19, 2016
The man is seen getting out of the car saying, “That’s what I get for playing this dumb ass game.”
And he’s right, it’s pretty bad, but he apparently isn’t the only one who’s been playing the augmented reality game behind the wheel. Transportation departments around the country are warning people that playing Pokémon Go while driving is dangerous.
— Brittany Murphy (@BrittMurphyWMN) July 14, 2016
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) July 18, 2016
Police departments are also getting on board, noting the dangers of playing in the driver’s seat.
What do you get when you mix driving & Pokémon Go? $325 and 4 Demerit Points. Police detect 2 drivers in 1 hour. pic.twitter.com/PaIwIRVCa5
— NSW Police (@nswpolice) July 14, 2016
— SarasotaPD (@sarasotapd) July 11, 2016
— Denver Sheriff (@DenverSheriff) July 18, 2016
A push notification within the game warns players to watch their surroundings
If you absolutely must play Pokémon Go in the car, actor Daniel Franzese has a solution:
— Daniel Franzese (@WhatsupDanny) July 14, 2016