Baltimore police use crash footage as warning about playing Pokemon Go

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An officer's body camera caught a driver playing 'Pokemon Go' slamming into a police cruiser in Baltimore. (KTRK)

Police in Baltimore got a big scare, apparently from a driver who admitted to playing the popular mobile app game Pokemon Go while behind the wheel.

Around 3 a.m. Monday, a Toyota SUV with three people in it smashed into a police cruiser. The crash was captured on one officer's body cam. The driver got out of his vehicle and explained what led to the crash.

"That's what I get for playing this dumb (expletive) game," he said.

No one was hurt, but the Baltimore Police Department used their footage as a public service announcement about playing the game safely.

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There are more installs of Pokemon Go on Android than Tinder, and players use the app more than WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook Messenger. So what's the big deal?



During a press conference on Tuesday night, police said the department was still working with the state's attorney on charges.

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