Pokémon Go Live Streamer Mugged In Shocking Video
Just when you thought all the bad news around Pokémon Go was starting to end, a gamer has been mugged while playing.
Pokémon Go Twitch live streamer Rickeybot was seen on video being mugged while mid-gaming as he walked through New York’s Central Park at night.
Rickybot was filming himself as he live streamed the gaming action. Not only had he just failed to contain a Pokémon, but then you can see the mugger creep up behind him. The attacker then swings in with a shot to the jaw before bringing Rickeybot down and taking his gadgets.
After the incident Rickeybot tweeted to the live streaming fans who were worried for him and had called the police, saying: “I got mugged playing Pokémon Go in Central Park. Still talking to police and will go to hospital soon. My jaw is a mess. Thanks all.”
This wasn’t the first stream from Rickybot that week in Central Park, with tweets each time to announce he was going to do it. For anyone that saw this his whereabouts and distractions were clear making him an easy target.
At the start of each game of Pokémon Go it is made clear that gamers should be aware of their surroundings at all times - there’s little more the game maker Niantic could have done.
Check out the video below but be warned it’s shocking to watch, even when you know what’s going to happen.
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- By Luke Edwards @eelukee