“Like a lot of people this summer, Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford started playing Pokemon Go,” Carlos Monarrez reports for The Detroit Free Press. “The location-based augmented reality app caught the world by storm. When it was it released in early July, Warford was living in Tempe, Ariz. He downloaded the app and started to play.”
“Then something happened that made Warford delete the app on the second day after it came out. Something disturbing. Warford described it as a scene right out of the zombie apocalypse,” Monarrez reports. “‘I’ll tell you why I stopped playing it,’ he said Monday. ‘I was walking down Mill Avenue in Tempe, Ariz., pretty much on (Arizona State’s) campus. … I was walking down and literally everyone that was on their cell phone walking down that same street was playing Pokemon Go. I was looking at their screens and it was about 30, 40 people walking down Mill (Avenue). It was a bunch of people playing it and I was like, ‘I don’t like this.’ I deleted it because I was like, ‘This is some mind-control stuff.’ I don’t like it.'”
“Warford was on his way to meet friends at a restaurant when he ran into an unnamed Lions teammate on Mill Avenue. He was playing it, too,” Monarrez reports. “‘I was like, ‘This is bad, this is bad,” Warford said. ‘They were playing it and I was like, ‘Nope!’ And I deleted it right there, right when I got to the restaurant. The funny thing is, the people I was eating with, they were playing it, too.'”
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