Photo credit: Brian Jones (screencap), Auburn Police Department (crash)

An Auburn, N.Y., man told police that he swerved into a tree Tuesday night while trying to play Pokémon Go, reports The 28-year-old player suffered no serious injuries, however, the entire front end of his car was mangled in the crash. “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” doesn’t include plant life, bro.

Photo via Jason Leszczynski

The Auburn Police Department issued several recommendations for Pokémon Go players following the wreck, such as to be aware of your surroundings, and never to play the game while driving or riding a bike. Too bad they don’t have a captain at the department whose last name is “Obvious” who could have delivered that advice.


It’s been a rough news week for Pokémon Go players who also happen to be morons and own cars. Earlier today, we reported one instance of a player who hit a curb while trying to catch the elusive pocket monsters.

Traffic tickets are still pending. No word as to whether he caught the Pokémon. Pikachu was unavailable for comment.