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'We Only Have So Many Cars': Driver Searching for Pokemon Slams Into Police Cruiser

'We only have so many cars,' say Rehoboth police

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    The Rehoboth Beach Police Department has a warning for all "Pokémon Go" players: don't play and drive! The warning was prompted by an accident caused by a driver who was "looking for a Pokémon Gym" when he hit the officers vehicle. (Published Thursday, July 21, 2016)

    Police along the Delaware beaches have a warning for drivers after an eager couple trying to catch a Pokemon crashed into a marked police cruiser: "If you are going to play Pokemon Go, please do not do so while operating a motor vehicle."

    Rehoboth Beach Police released a photo Wednesday of a damaged police cruiser they say was struck by a 28-year-old man anxious to locate a Pokemon Gym.

    Dover, Delaware’s Mark Oldenburg was driving along Rehoboth Avenue when he crossed into the adjacent lane and crashed into the passenger side of the marked vehicle around 12:05 a.m., said police.

    Oldenburg’s wife had told him to pull onto the median "because there was a Pokemon Gym in that direction," said police. He didn’t check his surroundings before pulling over and crashing into the police car.

    No one hurt but police urged people to pay attention to the road rather than digital creatures because "we only have so many cars."

    Police cited Oldenburg for inattentive driving and an improper turn.