Pokémon Go, the mobile app currently plaguing those who grew up wrongfully thinking Digimon was superior, deserves a round of applause for encouraging the sheltered youth to get outside and exercise. Because it’s available free to download, virtually anyone with a phone can play. Unfortunately, that includes convicted sex offenders.
42-year-old Randy Zuick, who was convicted of child molestation in April, was caught trying to catch 'em all on the lawn of the Hancock County Courthouse in Greenfield, Indiana with some unsuspecting kids, WTHRreported. He was arrested when a probation officer saw him, and another officer made courthouse security aware of the situation. He was taken into custody for violating his probation.
Zuick pleaded guilty to four counts of child molestation and was subsequently sentenced to four years in prison. However, because he already had 292 days of jail credit under his belt, the rest of the sentence was suspended. Basically, the days spent confined while facing said charges were deducted.
As a result, he had to register as a sex offender. And now, Pokémon Go will be the least of his problems.
A series of other crimes have already been linked to Pokémon Go since it launched in the United States. One man was stabbed while playing the game, while others used Pokéstops to rob players of their phones. A girl in Wyoming discovered a dead body while on the hunt for Pokémon. And while not a crime, let's not forget about the dude who was busted for cheating on his girlfriend because of the game.