Penang police booked 15 motorists for playing ‘Pokemon Go’

 |Aug 16, 2016
Northeast district police chief ACP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said police swooped in after receiving reports from residents regarding the presence of people who were disrupting the peace in the area.
Northeast district police chief ACP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said police swooped in after receiving reports from residents regarding the presence of people who were disrupting the peace in the area.

Police have summoned fifteen motorists for indiscriminate parking and blocking traffic just to play Pokemon Go in the vicinity of the Lebuh Acheh and Lebuh Cannon areas here last night.

Northeast district police chief ACP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said police swooped in after receiving reports from residents regarding the presence of people who were disrupting the peace in the area.

“Residents in the area claimed that crowd begans to gather from 8pm to 5am to play the game, making a lot of noise and disturbing the neighbourhood, triggering unease,” he said here today.

He said the police operation from 10pm to 12 midnight found the vehicles’ owners playing Pokemon Go after parking their vehicles indiscriminately and blocking traffic in the area.

Mior Faridalatrash said there was no offence in people playing Pokemon Go but they should not disturb others in the process.

Source: Bernama

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