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L.A. Cops Ignored Call About A Robbery In Progress Because They Were Playing Pokemon Go: Court Documents

Two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were fired after the pair ignored a robbery in progress at a nearby mall to continue playing Pokemon Go.

Court documents show the pair’s in-car recording system captured one officer saying “screw it” in regards to responding to the robbery in progress.

The other officer then reportedly said “Snorlax just popped up” on a street in L.A.

The two officers then spent 20 minutes driving to several different locations where the virtual creatures apparently appeared on their cell phones.

A police board said their actions “violated the trust of the public and represented unprofessional and embarrassing behavior.”

Have you ever been caught playing a game or doing something on your phone while you were supposed to be working? Did you get in trouble?

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