With the Pokémon Go craze sweeping the nation, some homeowners have noticed smartphone wielding people walking on their lawns or parking in their driveways. As the game increases in popularity, more and more homeowners have found themselves inadvertent participants in the game.
Pokémon Go directs players to real locations to search for virtual creatures and items. The goal is to get people going to new places—but this can be a problem when these new places aren’t actually open to the public.
The problem has triggered warnings from several police departments across the nation. The message to Pokémon Go players: avoid trespassing onto private property!
As more and more people download the Pokémon Go app, the number of trespassers may increase. We will wait to see how the makers of the game address this ongoing problem.