Man caught cheating thanks to Pokemon Go
Rising cultural phenomenon Pokémon Go is uniting gamers and non-gamers alike as they get up, get off the couch and sometimes even interact with other human beings.
Not so much for Evan Scribner though as the scavenger hunt style game inadvertently led his girlfriend to discover that he was cheating on her.
Scribner told the New York Post that after he met up with an ex-girlfriend, he opened up the app and proceeded to catch a Zubat. Zubat is one of the more than 100 virtual “pocket monsters” littered around the real-world map that players use GPS to locate and capture.
Unfortunately for Scribner, the game automatically records the location where each Pokémon was caught, meaning anyone who peeks into the activity stored in the game can uncover where the game was being played.
The truth pushed toward the surface when Scribner’s now newest ex-girlfriend picked up his phone only to notice her man had been playing the game in Brooklyn.
“She saw that I had caught a Pokémon while at my ex’s house,” a broken-hearted Scribner told The Post.
When he couldn’t come up with a good excuse for why he would be in his old flame’s neighborhood, Scribner got his walking papers.
“She found out last night at my house and hasn’t contacted me since then,” Scribner said.
Pokémania has swept the nation and globe since the game was released late last week. Since its release, Nintendo stock shares have shot up by 25 percent. Some users of the app say that members of Team Mystic are 90 percent more attractive and cool.