Pokemon Go Player Says He Was Stabbed, But Continued Playing and Stopped to Pick Up Beer

21-year-old stabbed in the shoulder after approaching man at 1 AM he thought to be another player.


A Pokemon Go player found himself in a scary situation recently. Fox 12 reports that 21-year-old Michael Baker of Forest Grove, Oregon was out in search of Pokemon at 1 AM this week when he saw another man--Baker thought he was a fellow Pokemon Go player, so he approached him. This person then allegedly stabbed Baker in the shoulder.

"I saw him go by and asked if he was playing Pokemon Go. He was like, 'What?' I guess he wanted to battle because he came up at me with a knife," Baker said.

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A spokesperson for the Forest Grove Police Department confirmed to GameSpot site CNET that Baker was stabbed in the shoulder. The investigation is ongoing, the spokesperson said, adding that there were several witnesses.

Information about the suspect is not being released at this time.

After the attack, Baker said he didn't go to the hospital right away because he didn't want to stop playing Pokemon Go. Also, he had to pick up some beer and chips. Baker eventually got his wound sewn up with eight stitches.

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This isn't the first scary story we've heard related to Pokemon Go. A man recently crashed his car into a tree while playing the game, while a 15-year-old was struck by a vehicle just after she finished a Pokemon Go session.

For more real things that happened as a result of Pokemon Go, check out GameSpot's video above.

Pokemon Go has become a global phenomenon on a level not even developer Niantic might have imagined. Seemingly everyone is playing it, including WWE owner Vince McMahon, while the game is also helping people sell pizza. You shouldn't play Pokemon Go everywhere, though, like at the Holocaust Museum or while driving.

For more on Pokemon Go, check out GameSpot's review.

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