Look, weren’t we only just warning people last week to be more careful playing this game in these strange and uncertain times?
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The BBC reports a man in England—a nation currently in lockdown in an attempt to curb a rampant infection rate arising from a new, more contagious strain of Covid-19—has broken the country’s strict restrictions to play some Pokémon Go, and as a result has been caught and fined by local police.
The £200 (USD$270) fine was for, “contravening the requirement to not leave or be outside the place they live without a reasonable excuse,” after he admitted to police he had driven, “from his home in Bedworth to look for the characters in Kenilworth,” a trip of around 25 minutes by car.
Police say folks are only allowed outside their homes with “a reasonable excuse.” Looking for Pokémon is not a reasonable excuse.