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.

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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.

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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Jayboat

The title of this mentions the guy that got stabbed. Watched the video and, guess what? NO MENTION OF THE GUY WHO WAS STABBED.

Also, Gamespot needs to get a better service for videos. They can't buffer for shit.

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StrahdZ21

Seriously? No "Team Rocket" comments? Really? Disappointed.

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Noformation

And the Darwin award goes to...

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Imajinn

Approaching some random person at 1am wasn't a good idea to begin with. If they are playing or not.

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Jasurim

This person sounds like a complete moron.

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maitkarro

Now do a video about all the deaths and stabbings pokemon go players themselves got into.

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Metallinatus

That was not even a crime of any sort.... he approached a total stranger in the streets and he just acted in legitimate defense because.... a complete stranger approached him in the streets.

Not even the player carried about that at all, he probably knows he was in the wrong.

This game is great for meeting new people, but not creeping up on people is kinda of a nice thing to consider when meeting someone....

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BrunoBRS

@metallinatus: i'm pretty sure that's not how legitimate defense works. legitimate defense requires, you know, being attacked first. can't exactly call for legitimate defense when you stab someone for saying hi to you.

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MILK

What an idiot! It's rarely a good idea to approach random strangers. Especially at 1am.

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RedWave247

Knifey used Stab!

It wasn't very effective.

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speed45823

Gotta applaud the commitment.

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Thanks for the hourly updates with this game.

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For what this is doing for people and Niantic "google's child" and Nintendo. I hope we see this in a google glass kind of thing in the future.

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elheber

It's a scary world outside. The only difference is that more people are in it thanks to Pokemon.

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Dizzy1976

@elheber:

I wouldn't say they are totally "in it". Lol I'm sure there are going to be more that are taken "out of it" through pure ignorance to what is happening around them.

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senorbusyman

for someone who lives in Oregon & was stabbed but went to get beer & chips afterwards he seems like a redneck

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bunchanumbers

Witnesses reported seeing a giant Meowth shaped balloon in the area before the attack.

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howthegodzkill

Society will weed them out somehow. Whether it's by use of car, knife, cliff, manhole cover or plain ole frying pan to the head. The Pokemon Go players venturing outside their basements and interfering with the real, living and mostly productive world will be weeded out.

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focuspuller

First world problems.

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rapt0rx

wow just wow people who value little things over lives