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Pokemon Go player captures own mugging on live stream

September 21, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Pokemon Go player captures own mugging on live stream

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A man taking a video of himself playing the viral game Pokémon Go in the Central Park area of New York ended up recording his own mugging.

The video of the incident was recorded on the man’s live stream and was posted by Gothamist, and shows the 43-year-old walking on Central Park South near Sixth Avenue just after midnight on Sunday.

He was joking around as his called himself as “a lazy Pokémon Go player” just before 12:30 am on Monday when the mugger approached him from behind and attacked.

The assailant walloped the man in the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground before he grabbed the victim’s three phones as the player begs, “No, no, no, no, please.”

“The assailant fled on foot into the park, hid in some bushes and disabled the phones at which point the stream stopped,” wrote user MrGrimme in this thread on the attack. “I was already on the phone with the 22nd precinct in NYC before the phones stopped broadcasting.”

According to The Gothamist, The man, a Twitch streamer who uses the handle “Rickybot,” was treated at a local hospital with a wound on the side of his head and a swollen right cheek.

A Reddit user who were following “Rickybot” in real time at the time of the incident wrote: “The assailant fled on foot into the park, hid in some bushes and disabled the phones at which point the stream stopped, I was already on the phone with the 22nd precinct in NYC before the phones stopped broadcasting,” a user named MrGrimme wrote in a thread.

Authorities described the suspect as being about 6 feet tall and was last seen sporting a black shirt and red shorts. So far no arrests have been made in the robbery.

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