Pokemon Go: 15 motorists booked for blocking traffic


GEORGE TOWN: Police have summoned 15 motorists for indiscriminate parking and blocking traffic just to play Pokemon Go in the vicinity of the Lebuh Acheh and Lebuh Cannon areas here last night.

Northeast District Police Chief ACP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said police swooped in after receiving reports from residents regarding the presence of people who were disrupting the peace in the area.

“Residents in the area claim that crowds begin to gather from 8pm to 5am to play the game, making a lot of noise and disturbing the neighbourhood, triggering unease,” he said here today.

He said the police operation from 10pm to midnight found the vehicle owners playing Pokemon Go after parking their vehicles indiscriminately and blocking traffic in the area.

Mior Faridalatrash said there was no offence in people playing Pokemon Go, but they should not disturb others in the process.