Trio gets locked in cemetery while playing 'Pokemon Go'

DUNMORE, Pa. – Three “Pokemon Go” players got locked inside a cemetery in Pennsylvania while hunting virtual monsters and needed police to let them out.

Police in Dunmore tell The Times-Tribune of Scranton ( ) the trio didn’t realize the cemetery closed at dusk. They called police just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when they discovered the cemetery gates were locked.

The wildly popular smartphone game has caused concern from law enforcement around the country. Many are urging players to pay attention to their surroundings following reports of robberies and accidents involving players distracted by the game, which sends players to locations in the real world to collect virtual creatures.

Dunmore Police Chief Sal Marchese says the three won’t be charged. At least one was an adult; no other details about the gamers were released.


Information from: The Times-Tribune,