Michigan Couple Hates Fun, Sues Pokemon Go Maker Saying Neighborhood is Unsafe (And Not Crotchety Like it Used to Be)
Scott Dodich and Jayme Gotts-Dodich say the park near their house in St. Clair Shores used to be nice and quiet, until a bunch of smartphone-wielding, fun-loving kids started coming around and having a good time. Now Wahby Park is filled with Pokemon Go players instead of crotchety old people.
So the couple is suing Niantic Inc. and Nintendo Co., the maker of the Pokemon Go app.
"We don't feel safe sitting on our porch," they state in their lawsuit.
The couple claims they have been threatened by Pokemon Go players who hide in the bushes at dusk and return to the chase after police close the park and leave. They're seeking monetary damages and a ban on Pokemon in the park. The couple's complaint was filed Wednesday (8/10) in San Francisco federal court.
Representatives from Nintendo didn't immediately reply with a request for comment, according to the Chicago Tribune.
In the video below, WXYZ warns parents of the dangers of child predators who are targeting Pokemon Go players.