You鈥檝e probably heard by now (maybe through us!) that Pokemon Go finally solved the security issue聽that had been dogging users since the game was introduced just last week, creating concerns over user privacy. And while we鈥檝e already learned聽about the surprisingly positive聽mental health side effects of everyone鈥檚 favorite imaginary monster-collecting game, the app鈥檚 real-world geolocation data has led to聽some other鈥. well,聽unexpected consequences. At least for a Queens, New York聽guy named Evan Scribner, whose girlfriend figured out he鈥檇 been cheating聽on her聽because of the game.

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It all聽went down聽because of the game鈥檚 feature that shows where in a particular city聽Pokemon have been collected. Scribner鈥檚 illicit trip to his former flame鈥檚 abode聽included a little sneaky Pokemon trapping, which led to the cheater鈥檚 downfall.

鈥淪he saw that I had caught a Pokemon while at my ex鈥檚 house,鈥 Scribner told the New York Post,聽explaining that there was really no other reason that he would possibly be at his ex鈥檚 Brooklyn 鈥榟ood, Bushwick. And, when confronted, Scribner couldn鈥檛 really come up with a believable excuse on the fly.


So, is the girlfriend in a forgive-and-forget kind of mood? Well, not quite. As Scribner tells the聽Post:聽鈥淪he found out last night at my house and hasn鈥檛 contacted me since then.鈥

A good reminder to all of us that聽鈥済otta catch 鈥檈m all鈥 is a mindset best left to catching Pokemon鈥 and聽not聽for your love life.

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