Man Fined $350 For Breaking Lockdown To Play Pokémon Go

Man Fined $350 For Breaking Lockdown To Play Pokémon Go
The quickest way to get from Bedworth to Kenilworth is along the A46 (pictured). (Photo: Blackwave......)
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The BBC reports a man in England — a nation currently in lockdown in an attempt to curb a rampant infection rate arising from a new, more contagious strain of Covid-19 — has broken the country’s strict restrictions to play some Pokémon Go, and as a result has been caught and fined by local police.

The £200 ($353) fine was for “contravening the requirement to not leave or be outside the place they live without a reasonable excuse”, after he admitted to police he had driven “from his home in Bedworth to look for the characters in Kenilworth”, a trip of around 25 minutes by car.

Police say folks are only allowed outside their homes with “a reasonable excuse”. Looking for Pokémon is not a reasonable excuse.

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