Pokemon Go Players Find Naked Woman Vandalizing Church
40-year-old woman reportedly threw garbage from her car into the prayer garden's pond and damaged a Virgin Mary statue.
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You never know what you're going to find while playing Pokemon Go. Yesterday, a man in New Hampshire found a dead body, and now comes the story of a pair of players making a startling discovery while on the hunt for creatures.
The Connecticut Post reports that two men traveled to St. Luke's Church in Westport, CT on Wednesday in hopes of finding Pokemon. What they found, however, was a naked woman who was vandalizing the church's prayer garden.
Sister Maureen Fleming told the Post that the unidentified woman damaged a statue of the Virgin Mary and threw garbage from her car into the garden's pond. She also reportedly turned over benches and pulled lights out of the ground.
Fleming called 911 and authorities stopped the woman and brought her to Norwalk Hospital for evaluation. Lt. David Farrell said his team did not arrest the 40-year-old woman but was instead more focused on getting her help for what could have been a "medical, medication-related, or mental illness problem," according to the report.
Authorities are keeping the case open, and if they determine the woman's actions were intentional, she could face charges.
St. Luke's responded to the incident across a series of Facebook posts. In light of the event, after every mass this coming weekend, parishioners are invited to meet in the garden to pray the rosary. Additionally, the church shared a message from one of its parishioners about the event.
Some churches in Pokemon Go (including ones that are converted into homes) are designated as gyms for the game. Gyms in Pokemon Go are typically placed at landmarks and act as a location where players can battle to take ownership of them; thus, people often flock to them.
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