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Trio Gets Locked in Cemetery While Playing 'Pokemon Go'

The game sends players to various locations in the real world to collect virtual creatures



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    In this file photo from July 11, 2016, a Pokemon Go player stands outside Nintendo's flagship store in New York City. The game encourages people to explore, but some players have gotten into trouble.

    Three "Pokemon Go'' players got locked inside a cemetery in northeastern Pennsylvania while hunting virtual monsters and needed police to let them out.

    Police in Dunmore tell The Times-Tribune of Scranton the trio didn't realize the cemetery closed at dusk. They called police just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when they discovered the cemetery's gates were locked.

    The wildly popular smartphone game has caused concern from law enforcement around the country. Many departments are urging players to pay attention to their surroundings following reports of robberies and accidents involving players distracted by the game, which sends players to various locations in the real world to collect virtual creatures.

    Dunmore Police Chief Sal Marchese says the three won't be charged and no details about the gamers were revealed, other than at least one was an adult.

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    Florida deputies have arrested a 24-year-old Naples man who allegedly hid under the bed of his 11-year-old neighbor and left her a sexually explicit note.

    Authorities took David Hanggigoble into custody for stalking after the girl and her mother explained how Hanggigoble's actions had escalated during recent days.

    The victim said she was in the bathroom getting ready for school. When she came out, she saw Hanggigoble hiding under the bed. She ran from her room and called her mother. Her mother then contacted the sheriff's office and came home.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)