Video of veteran confronting Pokemon Go players at park goes viral

A Pokemon is caught at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, Monday, July 11, 2016. Pokemon Go, a new augmented-reality smartphone game layered over the physical world, sends players to real-life locations to capture virtual pocket monsters, or Pokemon.


By ANDY RATHBUN | Pioneer Press (Tribune News Service) | Published: August 1, 2016

A man angrily confronted Pokemon Go players at a park in Winona, Minn., last week, and more than six minutes of the incident was captured on cell phone video.

Bruce Daniel Reed, Jr., 67, was cited on suspicion of fourth degree criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct following the Thursday confrontation at Winona Veterans Memorial Park, according to the Winona Daily News.

The video shows Reed charging and yelling at people who were reportedly playing the game at the park. The Winona Daily News identified him as a Vietnam War veteran who chairs the Winona Veterans Memorial Park committee.

As of Monday afternoon, video of the incident had more than 800,000 views on YouTube.
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