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Pair of Teens Accidentally Cross U.S.-Canada Border While Playing Pokemon Go

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"Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokémon GO games that they lost track of where they were."

It was a mistake of international proportions.

This week two Canadian teens playing Pokemon Go were detained by United States Border Patrol agents after they illegally, though unintentionally, crossed the U.S.-Canada border.

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According to a statement released by the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, the agents encountered the pair Thursday walking southbound from Canada into Sweetgrass, Montana.

Agents quickly realized that the teens were completely unaware of their surroundings. They were apprehended and taken to a nearby Border Patrol Station, where they were later reunited with their mother, the statement added.

“Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokémon GO games that they lost track of where they were. They crossed the international border inadvertently, but agents were able to reunite them with their mother.” stated Public Affairs Officer Michael Rappold.

The geo-scavenger hunt game has been linked to all sorts of bizarre encounters and discoveries and has even inspired the social media hashtag, "#PokemonGoMadeMe" so users could share their experiences.

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