Pokemon Go has been responsible for a number of injuries (below) and at least one existential crisis (also below) since it broke on to the national scene this summer.
And now it has also been responsible for an arrest.
Say hello to William Wilcox.
He was taken into custody on Thursday morning for an outstanding arrest warrant after authorities in Milford, Michigan saw him playing Pokemon Go outside of the station, which also serves as a Pokemon gym.
“He made our job much easier for us that day,” Milford Police Chief Thomas Lindberg told a Fox affiliate in Detroit.
Officers explained that the 24-year-old Wilcox was wearing pajama pants and standing near a flagpole when they recognized his face due to a rap sheet that includes a 2014 conviction for receiving stolen property.
Officials proceeded to look into their records and found out Wilcox was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant for a failure to appear on a breaking and entering charge.
As a result, Wilcox was taken into custody without incident just as he was attempting to catch a character at the flagpole.
“He either forgot that he had a warrant out for his arrest or was just ignoring it thinking nothing will happen,” Lindburg told WXYZ TV.
“I think he was more upset that he had to stop playing the game.”
On the bright side, the cops probably saved Wilcox from injury…
They also may have saved him from analyzing how his life has fallen apart in such a manner…
As hilarious as this story is, not every Pokemon Go story has prompted a room full of laughter.
Especially not any Pokemon Go story that involves people going to a Nazi concentration camp to play the game.
That is very uncool.