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Pokemon Go player streams assault, robbery in Central Park

Pokemon Go player streams assault, robbery in Central Park

While he was live streaming his adventures, an unidentified man walked up from behind him, punched Rickeybot in the face and threw him to the ground! He was last wearing a black t-shirt and red shorts.

While escaping on foot, the assailant proceeded to factory reset the phone to its factory settings in order to delete its credentials.

Since the launch of Pokemon Go, we have, unfortunately, seen a fair number of stories about people being robbed or otherwise violently assaulted while playing the game.

Twitch could not be reached for comment in time for publication.

Rickeybot has since posted online that he has spoken to the police about the attack and has paid a visit to hospital to have his jaw looked at.

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Rickybot had apparently been streaming from around the same general vacinity in Central Park, letting his viewers know he'd be going live. His Twitch account was locked for 24 hours due to a "terms of service violation", but has since been reinstated.

The victim confirmed the video was real on Twitter. He indicated that relevant video had been handed over to authorities and that doctors had not detected major damage to his jaw.

The New York Daily News reports Richard Yaneza was playing the game while walking through Central Park early Monday morning when he was attacked from behind.

The thief stole all three of Yaneza's cell phones and could be seen on the livestream running away from the scene.

Yaneza declined medical attention for a cut to the back of his head and a swollen cheek. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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