Pokemon GO players were enjoying the mobile game from the safety of their car when a neighbor called the police on them. The Trainers then received a Nintendo-themed cake as an apology.
Pokemon GO took the world by storm in 2016, as the augmented reality title had players from around the world leaving their house to catch their favorite characters outside.
However a mother and daughter playing the Nintendo game were interrupted during their session after a neighbor suspicious of their activities actually called the police on them.
Pokemon GO apology cake
The story was picked up when Minnesota resident Amy Kellems made a post on social media explaining the whole ordeal. The mother decided to hop in the car with her daughter and play the Pokemon title, but were later confronted by police in her own driveway.
“Kylie and I were pulled over in the driveway the other day “for multiple calls” about a suspicious car pulling over a lot in the neighborhood. After explaining to the officer that I do in fact live here, he let me go,” she wrote.
However the story doesn’t end there. According to Kellems, the neighbor who had called the police saw her social media post, and dropped off a Pokemon-themed cake with the words “Sorry we called the cops on you” written on it. The Trainer posted a picture of the dessert online.
The post went viral and at the time of writing has over 17k likes and 5.3k comments. While the mom seems to have found the humor in it, she also admitted, “This was not the first time this has happened to us.”
While Pokemon has long been a family-friendly experience, the mobile game’s mash-up with the real world can lead to some pretty dicey situations. Thankfully, this incident ended with a cake, and it seemed the neighbor was genuinely sorry.