HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan man says he was playing Pokemon Go on his smartphone when his quest for animated characters led him to an unconscious driver.
Gabriel Loyola said he was among the tens of thousands of people out and about playing the newly released game when he discovered the woman Saturday evening in Holland Township. “I’m over here supposed to be catching Pokemon, not saving people, right?” Loyola said with a laugh.
Investigators said the woman passed out behind the wheel was intoxicated. She was arrested pending charges.
This isn’t the first bizarre find credited to the game, which has amassed a huge following since it was released last week. A woman in Wyoming found a body while playing Pokemon Go.
Loyola said he doesn’t call himself a hero. He just glad he was there to help.
“Luckily we downloaded the app and came around,” Loyola said. “This app makes you go outside and kinda walk around and stuff like that. If I never did play this game … I would’ve never noticed that lady there.”