Two People Illegally Cross U.S.-Canada Border Because They Were Distracted by Pokémon Go

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Time to build a wall for the Pokémon Go players. Reuters reports that two kids “unaware of their surroundings” and deep in the search for stateless video-game creatures accidentally walked from Canada to Montana. It was technically an illegal border crossing. “Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokémon Go games that they lost track of where they were,” a spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Control said. U.S. Border Control agents picked them up and brought them to the nearest border-patrol station where they had to have their moms come and pick them up, which is almost as embarrassing as creating an international incident because you were trying to catch a Squirtle.