The Pokémon Go craze isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, it’s gaining strength and becoming dare we say it--dangerous.
According to BuzzFeed, 25-year-old Brooklynite Albert Monina was live-streaming himself playing Pokémon Go in Prospect Park when he came across three lures that he decided to check out, leading him to catch Rattata near a bridge.
As is the case with the rest of the world, Monina was so absorbed in the game that he didn’t see the moss-covered pond before he walked right into it.
"So I was walking — and throughout the whole night I was cutting across grassy areas to get to lures faster — and I thought the moss on the pond was just another big grassy patch. I just walked and fell right in," he stated.
Surprisingly his phone survived the ordeal, with the whole encounter being captured on the live-stream but the experience left him completely grossed out. "It was disgusting. I ended up throwing out every piece of clothing I was wearing," Monina declared.
Monina is lucky that the incident didn’t result in any physical harm. Lesson to be learned from his story: Pokemon Go may be fun but unexpectedly landing in a lake as a result of playing it is not.
Watch Monina’s ordeal for yourself:
- This Guy Fell In A Pond While Playing Pokémon Go And It’s So Freaking Funny [BuzzFeed]
- The Best Places to Catch Pokemon in NYC [Curbed]