UK police warn caller who reports ‘Pokemon’ stolen


LONDON (AP) — British police have released an audio recording of a call to the emergency 999 line in which a youth reported his Pokemon had been stolen.

Police were not amused.

The caller was chewed out from tying up the line, intended for people in life or death situations. He also received a text message that misusing the 999 system is a criminal offense.

The recording, made Friday by Gloucestershire police, was released to urge people not to call 999 unless it is a genuine emergency.

There have been many incidents linked to the game.

Recently, Stirling Police in Scotland tweeted this warning: “Just to be clear, ‘I was looking for a Pokestop’ is not an acceptable reason for being on the roof of a shop with a crowbar at 2 a.m.”