Pokemon Go enthusiasts warned to play by the rules

Authorities at a Florida zoo and a Pennsylvania cemetery warn Pokemon Go enthusiasts to play by the rules of the real world.

NAPLES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (JULY 14, 2016) (NBC) – Authorities at a Florida zoo and a Pennsylvania cemetery have warned Pokemon Go enthusiasts to play by the rules of the real world.

Still, players followed their phones along paths at the Naples Zoo on Thursday (July 14), walking by animals to catch a Pokemon.

“We saw how many Pokemon stops were here, so that was a bonus,” said zoo visitor Ashley Shepard.

The zoo has posted signs, asking visitors not to venture outside public areas of the zoo, where they could encounter dangerous animals.

Zoo official Scott Johnson said breaking that rule will come with consequences.

“It’s going to end up not being a whole lot of fun. Even if they don’t get injured by an animal, if they are found by employees, most likely they’ll be escorted out of the zoo,” he said.

Zoo officials also contacted game developers to request that Pokemon stops be kept within the zoo’s public areas, according to NBC.

In Pennsylvania, police said about 40 Pokemon Go players led inside a cemetery by the popular video game were locked behind its gates after the cemetery closed on Tuesday (July 12) night.

Yet even in a driving rainstorm on Thursday, players walked through the cemetery in Dunmore and found shelter in their vehicles, hunting for Pokemon characters.

A sign posted outside the gate stated that the cemetery closes at 8 p.m. (0000 GMT).


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