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When Alleged Robber Tells Pokemon Go Players to Reach for Their Wallets, One Player Pulls Out Something Else


"He had happened to be armed, so he was able to defend himself."

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An alleged armed robber drove up to a group of six Pokemon Go players in a Las Vegas park just after 4 a.m. Monday and demanded they hand over their wallets, police told KSNV-TV.

But one of players wasn't about to give up without a fight.

Instead of reaching for his wallet, he reached for his gun.

That's when shots rang out between the Pokemon Go player and the alleged robber. Both men were injured, although neither injury was life-threatening.

The alleged robber was identified as 18-year-old Elvis Campos, who was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries.

"I do think a lot of people see [Pokemon Go players] as a target because a lot of times most people will have portable chargers, back up phones," Corey Williams, who plays the popular game, told KSNV. "This phone goes dead, let's use this phone. They have hundreds of dollars of electronics."

Williams — who open carries his gun, the station said — noted that the player who fought back was able to protect himself since he had a gun.

"He had happened to be armed, so he was able to defend himself," he added to KSNV.

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