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Father And Grown Son Arrested After Pokémon Go Fight

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A 71-year-old man and his adult son were arrested for allegedly assaulting another player they claimed had stolen their Gym and threw a Gatorade bottle at their car.

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The father, Robert Matteuzzi, tracked down the man and then allegedly chucked back the Gatorade bottle, hitting him in the face. All three men reportedly got in a fight.

According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the incident was captured on video by a bystander. The paper described what unfolded:

A bystander took video of the encounter and caught Robert Matteuzzi holding the victim down while his son hit the victim’s head and face several times, [Kirkwood Police Officer Matthew] Waggoner wrote. The victim suffered cuts to his face, a ‘traumatic’ eye injury and a broken finger tip.

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The elder Matteuzzi and his 31-year-old son Angelo Matteuzzi are now facing third-degree assault charges.

[Thanks, Patrick for the tip!]

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

Ravenous Sophovore

... They do know you can just “steal” a gym right back, right? It’s not even that inconvenient if you’re sitting right there.

People are fucking nuts.