LAPD Officers Ignore Robbery in Progress to Catch Snorlax in Pokémon Go

The officers claimed they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ‘chase this mythical creature.’

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Hasnain says:


“Though they were recorded explaining the entirety of this encounter, as is common with police, both Mitchell and Lozano lied about what happened, according to the court records. Both of them claimed they were merely catching “images” of Pokémon, not playing a “game.” They also claimed that Pokémon Go is not a “game” but was more of a “social media event” that was not “advertised as a game,” the court records say. Eventually, both admitted to going after the Snorlax because they wanted to “chase this mythical creature.””

Posted on 2022-01-11T02:13:52+0000