HELENA, Mont. (CBSNewYork/AP)– U.S. Border Patrol officials say two Canadian teenagers were briefly apprehended after they accidentally crossed the U.S. border into Montana while playing the game “Pokemon Go.”
Border Patrol Agent John South says the teens were engrossed and wandered into the United States.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/17 Monday Morning Forecast
South says agents detained them while contacting their mother, who was nearby on the Canadian side.
The agents then released the children to their mother.
South on Friday declined to release the teenagers’ names, ages or describe what sort of terrain they crossed.READ MORE: New Yorkers Urged To Stay Off Roads As Wintry Mix Moves Through Region
He says they were detained Thursday near Sweet Grass, Montana, which borders the town of Coutts in Canada’s Alberta province.
“Pokemon Go” is a game in which players go to different locations to find virtual characters that appear on their cellphones.
Stories are unraveling across the world involving use of the app including, but not limited to:
- A Michigan man with a warrant for his arrest has been taken into custody after showing up at a Detroit-area police station while playing the game.
- Connecticut police say two young men looking for Pokemon in the prayer garden of a local Roman Catholic church instead came across a naked woman who was vandalizing the property.
- Police say a man’s body was recovered from a brook behind the New Hampshire Holocaust Memorial after it was spotted by someone playing the game.
- German police say they’ve arrested an 18-year-old man who was wanted for evading a prison sentence after he ventured out to play the game.
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