Throngs of Pokémon players also pose more serious safety threats. Fire fighters in Cicero, New York, warned on Facebook that they found people playing in their parking lot, a potential problem for emergency responders leaving and arriving at the fire station.

In Duvall, Washington, police also found Pokémon players “popping out of bushes” uncomfortably close to their station. “This is high on our list of things that are not cool right now,” the police station posted on Facebook.

Please remember that these are especially tense times as of the last few days. Do not lurk around the PD at any hour while you are playing Pokemon Go—it makes an unsafe situation for you and our Officers. If you feel the need to use the PD as part of your game, just use common sense: Come on in to the lobby during business hours and say hi and let someone behind the counter or an officer know you are looking for an imaginary critter thing and make sure that your presence is well-known, for example.

Elsewhere, law officials have encouraged people to enjoy the Nintendo-Niantic game with moderation.

Pokémon Go is currently available to players in United States, Australia and New Zealand and law enforcement ire seems to have spread everywhere the game is played. In Western Australia, where police playfully announced their own Pokehunt (“WA Police have received numerous reports of Pokemon around the state. Rest assured – we’re gonna catch ’em all!”), authorities were still careful to note:

“‘I was collecting Pokemon’ is not a legal defence against a charge of trespass, so be sure that you have permission to enter an area or building.”

Always know where you shouldn’t Pokemon Go.

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