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Pokémon Go Player Walks Right Into Pond at Prospect Park

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When catching ‘em all goes wrong...

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: