New warning from police for Pokemon Go players

- The goal is to try and catch them all, but now local police say some players are taking the game too seriously. They are asking players to use commonsense and stay out of areas where they typically wouldn't be allowed.

"You can walk Freedom Park once and hear at least six or seven conversations of people that have clearly never met before in their lives and just talking about," said one Pokemon Go player.

That is why on a sunny summer afternoon many walkers in Freedom Park are after one thing, catching as many pokemon as they can.

The popularity of the game is sparking new warnings from law enforcement. Deputies at the York County Sheriff's Office are warning players that criminals are using the game to lure players to areas to rob them.

"There is no reason to get anywhere dangerous just to catch a Pokemon. It's fun, but it's not that serious," said Philip Pacer.

Some players are taking the game very serious. York County Deputies recently responded to a neighborhood for a report of suspicious activity. The activity, was actually a Pokemon Go player wandering residential streets at one am.

"Makes sense. Mind as well try and stay to your public areas and catch plenty and there is no reason to get into those residential areas," said Jeremy Plant.

A rule of thumb, most players encourage. Catching them all, within public places.

"Coming out to the parks, staying in my neighborhood, riding on the sidewalks if I am in a heavy area. It your life over a game. It's not worth it," said Plant.

FOX 46 Charlotte also checked in with CMPD. Officers haven't had any specific Pokemon Go calls, but they remind players that basic commonsense rules, like no trespassing, should also apply in the Queen City.

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