Former police officer draws gun on trespassing Pokémon Go player

2016-09-02 18:16
A mobile phone user plays Pokémon Go. (Amr Nabil/AP Photo)

A mobile phone user plays Pokémon Go. (Amr Nabil/AP Photo)

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Southwest Ranches – Authorities say a South Florida man who is a former police officer drew a gun on a driver when he pulled into the man's driveway to play Pokémon Go.

Citing a police report, The SunSentinel reports that 26-year-old Jawad Awan was playing the popular smartphone game on August 12 in Geoffrey Goldstein's Southwest Ranches driveway when Goldstein pulled a handgun from his waistband.

Goldstein says there had been a series of break-ins next door and Awan hadn't explained why he was trespassing. Goldstein, who used to be a police officer in California, searched Awan's pockets for weapons before calling police.

When officers arrived, they found Awan on the ground. Davie Police Sergeant Mark Leone says the misunderstanding could have gone much worse.

Awan says he didn't realise he was on private property. No charges have been filed.

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