A Pokémon GO addict risked his life to catch the animated creatures after being stabbed and refusing treatment so he could continue playing the game. Michael Baker, 21, was out catching pokémon in Forest Grove Oregon at around 1am when he was stabbed. He stumbled across someone he thought was another player, but when he asked him if he wanted to battle him, the stranger stabbed him in the shoulder.
“I saw him go by and asked if he was playing Pokémon GO. He was like “what?”. I guess he wanted to battle because he came up at me with a knife,” the Pokémon fan told fox. He said he didn’t go to hospital because he wanted to continue catching the animated animals.
“Right after I was stabbed, I continued my mission to Plaid Pantry for my mission for chips and beer,” he said.
“I basically risked my life,” he added.
Police confirmed a 22-year-old had reported being stabbed but refused medical treatment so he could continue catching pokémon.
Police have not made any arrests and did not reveal any information about the attacker’s appearance.
A friend posted on Michael Baker’s Facebook, congratulating him by saying he was a “savage”.
“Thanks man, you just have to be the best trainer you know,” he replied.
Mr Baker said he has since had medical treatment – eight stitches in his shoulder.
Risks of playing the game:
A group of 11 youngsters were robbed in in Missouri after criminals sent a beacon to a secluded area by using the game’s location technology to create a signal at a “Pokéstop” – a location that players can visit to replenish in-game supplies. Fears are now building that the game could be used by paedophiles to lure children into remote areas.
A number of players have reported injuring themselves while using the game. The main concerns here involve children not looking as they cross the road and wandering away from their parents into hazardous locations where they may hurt themselves.
In the US, trying to catch Pokemon led a teenager to a dead body in a river.
Fake versions of the game are designed by criminals who want to steal people’s data, experts are warning. Consumers who download versions containing malware risk the entire contents of their phone being stolen.
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