13 Ridiculous Things People Have Reportedly Done for 'Pokemon Go'

One man reportedly quit his job to become play full-time.

July 21, 2016, 3:30 PM

— -- "Pokemon Go" players have been taking the catchphrase "Gotta catch 'em all!" to a new level.

It's been only two weeks since the game first launched, but dozens of bizarre incidents involving the game have already been reported.

Players have found a dead body, kayaked in the middle of the ocean and even apprehended an attempted murder suspect -- all while playing the game.

Here are 13 of the most ridiculous things people have reportedly done all in the name of catching 'em all:

1. Walk Into a Cemetery and Climb a Tree

A player determined to get a "Pokemon stuck in a tree" at a New Jersey cemetery ended up getting stuck themselves, according to the East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue, which used a ladder to help get the person back down.

"For all those out there playing Pokemon Go, take heed of all of the warnings and be careful not to put yourself into bad situations," fire and rescue officials wrote on the department's Facebook page. "Think about what you are doing and where you are going before you actually do it."

That post was later taken down due to "inappropriate comments and foul language used," the department said in a subsequent post.

2. Drive Into a Parked Police Car in Front of 3 Officers

Earlier this week, a distracted driver playing "Pokemon Go" in Baltimore was caught on video swerving and then crashing into a parked police car.

In the video, which was recorded by an officer's body camera, the driver can be seen stepping out of the car to show the game on his cell phone to police.

"That's what I get for playing this dumb [a--] game," the driver can be heard saying.

3. Jump Out of a Car in the Middle of a Street

Dozens of people were recorded jumping out of their cars and running to catch a Vaporeon that had apparently spawned in Central Park this past weekend.

4. Ask Girlfriend to Hold a Train

A journalist in New York reportedly witnessed a man tell his girlfriend to "hold the train" so he could finish catching Pokemon. Needless to say, she left without him.

5. Quit Your Job to Play Full-Time

A New Zealand man quit his job as a barista bartender at a seaside restaurant to become a full-time Pokemon hunter, according to BBC's Newsbeat, which added he's relying on friends and family to help him out as he travels the country to "catch 'em all."

6. Fall Off a Cliff

Two men climbed a fence near the edge of an ocean bluff in Southern California and then fell off, according to authorities.

One man fell about 50 feet, and the other feel around 90 feet, The Associated Press reported. Both survived and were taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.

7. Walk Into a Pond

A man in New York was walking towards a lure in Prospect Park when he fell into a pond, he wrote in the description of the live-stream video he caught of the incident.

8. Play While at a Funeral

A photo showing a Squirtle sighting at what appears to be a funeral has made rounds on the internet.

9. Not Go to the Hospital After Being Stabbed

A 21-year-old Oregon man said he kept playing "Pokemon Go" even after allegedly being stabbed.

The man told a local news station he saw another man walking past him and asked that man if he was playing the game.

"He was like 'What?' and I guess he wanted to battle because he came up at me with a knife," he said.

10. Attach Cellphone to a Flying Drone

A man reportedly attached his Android phone to a drone, and mirrored what the phone was seeing during the drone's flight on his computer.

But it looks like the idea hasn't worked out for all drone users. This YouTuber tweeted that he crashed his $1,000 drone while attempting to use it to play "Pokemon Go."

11. Play While Wife Delivers Baby at the Hospital

This image of a man trying to catch a Pidgey in the game as his wife was in labor has received over 3.4 million views on Imgur.

The Imgur post is titled, "When your wife is about to have a baby and a Pokemon shows up and you have to low-key catch it..."

12. Continuously Spin Cellphone on Microwave Turn Table

The hack apparently makes your character in the game spin in circles, thus accumulating walking distance needed to hatch eggs.

13. Actually Microwave Cellphone


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