Man playing ‘Pokemon Go’ robbed of cellphone, shot in Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man playing “Pokemon Go” in an Ohio park was robbed of his cellphone and shot three times.

Columbus police say 26-year-old Gregory Wheeler and a woman were playing the smartphone game Tuesday night when a 14-year-old boy on a bike asked to use the phone to call his mother.

The police report says the teenager fled with the phone and Wheeler was struck in the head by another person when he chased after the boy. Authorities say Wheeler was then shot. Wheeler’s condition wasn’t immediately available Wednesday.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the 14-year-old was charged as a juvenile with aggravated robbery and felonious assault. They are searching for the other person, also believed to be about 14.

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