Two former Marines playing Pokémon Go helped police catch an attempted murder suspect in Fullerton this week.
Seth Ortega, 24, and Javier Soch, 26, were playing Pokémon Go at a park in downtown Fullerton around 10:30 AM when they noticed a woman and her three children be approached by a suspicious-looking man with a plastic rose. The woman and her kids ran away and called 911 while Ortega and Soch kept an eye on his movements. They watched him approach a different woman and her two kids, who were playing Pokémon Go themselves. According to Ortega, that’s when the man started acting real f*cking shady. “We see the gentleman go approach them again, at this point, me and my roommate start walking across the street and the gentleman actually walks up and touches one of the children, one of the boys, his toe, and starts walking his way up to the knee. At this point I’m running across the street and a gentleman who was walking down the street does the same thing,” Ortega explained. The kids ran to their mother while Ortega and Soch stayed with the man until officers arrived. Here’s the story:
The man was initially arrested for “child annoyance”, but the police later discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for attempted murder in Sonoma, CA. So, you know… AAAAAHHHHHH!!!
It’s pretty safe to say at this point that Pokémon Go has some serious flaws, but can also prevent women and children from being harassed by creepy potential pedophiles and murderers. So for now, the pros seem to outweigh the cons?
What do you think of this story? Did Pokémon Go have a hand in saving those mothers and children, or was it just lucky that these good guys were playing it in a nearby park and STILL managed to have their wits about them/not have their eyes glued to their phones? Send us your thoughts on Twitter @Smosh, and also tell us about your craziest experiences with Pokémon Go thus far!