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Pokemon Go player streams assault, robbery in Central Park

21 September 2016
Pokemon Go player streams assault, robbery in Central Park

Twitch streamer Rickeybot went live near midnight on September 18 as he went searching for Pokemon near New York City's Central Park, per The Daily Dot.

He also added that he would hand over the recorded video to the authorities.

While escaping on foot, the assailant proceeded to factory reset the phone to its factory settings in order to delete its credentials.

To be clear, this isn't the first time someone has been mugged while playing Pokémon GO.

Rickeybot confirmed the incident on Twitter and thanked everyone for the support.

Ironically, to make things worse, Twitch ended up suspended Yaneza's Twitch account because it violated the Terms of Service Twitch has, stating that he was broadcasting non-gaming related content when the mugging happened. He indicated that relevant video had been handed over to authorities and that doctors had not detected major damage to his jaw.

The Nintendo enthusiast, who refers to himself as RickeyBot, captured the whole incident on camera as he was walking through Central Park, New York, in the early hours of Sunday morning. The robber stole Yaneza's phone and some other possessions and then fled, with the phone recording for some time as he ran away. Yaneza suffered from a swollen jaw, a bump on his head, and a scratch on his elbow as a result of the attack.

Police have made an arrest over the carjacking in the Auckland suburb of Panmure last week that left a 65-year-old woman badly hurt.