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William Wilcox

Summary: A Michigan man with an outstanding warrant thought playing the Pokemon Go game outside the police station was a safe place to be.

A young Michigan man started off his day biking around town playing his Pokemon Go game, a widely popular augmented-reality mobile game. William Wilcox, 24, was still dressed in pajama pants when he biked up to the police headquarters, which was a “gym” on the popular game. Wilcox had a warrant out for his arrest and in a small town where the police recognized him.

  
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Police saw him standing outside the station next to a flagpole. Officers recognized him from his numerous other run-ins with the law. When police ran a quick warrant check, they realized that they just caught a break. Wilcox had failed to appear in court on a pending breaking and entering charge.

Wilcox was arrested on the misdemeanor charge and released from custody on his own recognizance. His rap sheet includes a conviction in 2014 for receiving stolen property. The charge is a misdemeanor for which he received a year of probation.

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In the Pokemon Go game, which was released July 6, a “gym” is a place where players gather to fight or train their character against others using the game. They gain experience points and teams can eventually gain control of a gym location.



Do you play the Pokemon Go game? Tell us your experiences with the game in the comments below.

To learn more about other stupid Pokemon Go players, read Pokemon Go Is All the Rave but Not Exactly a Safe Activity.

Photo: fox2detroit.com



 

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