I never thought I’d be reporting on the Pokemon GO craze, but here goes nothing.
In a matter of days, the game became the most viral of all time, tapping into the market for nostalgia. With such a massive base of players, some odd stories were bound to emerge. People have been mugged while playing the game. Others have found dead bodies – or even prevented crimes from occurring.
The latest Pokemon GO story comes out of a memorial park in Minnesota. A YouTube user under the alias Brxdon posted the video, which shows a heated, profanity-laced confrontation between Vietnam War veteran Bruce Reed and Pokemon Go players at the memorial.
The video shows an irate Reed yelling at the players for disrespecting a place that’s meant to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans.
The Young Cons report:
Bruce Reed, a respected local Vietnam veteran, said he “snapped” after watching Pokemon GO players stomp around the park, which he viewed as a “lack of respect.” The city has reportedly received multiple complaints about Pokemon GO players setting up tents and playing music at the park.
A tense video posted on YouTube shows the moment Reed ran out of patience.
“It’s not a f***ing campground! These are like f***ing gravestones right there,” he shouted.…
One young man dismissed him as a “crazy old man.”…
Reed was ultimately charged with disorderly conduct and destruction of property — but he’s not sorry.
Do you think his reaction was justified?
Unfortunately, the video doesn’t begin until the vet is flipping out on the Pokemon Go players. We don’t know if they taunted him before he exploded – or if the vet respectfully asked them to leave, but they refused.