Firefighters Rescue N.J. Woman Who Scaled Tree While Hunting Pokemon
Sometimes you just can’t catch ’em all.
Firefighters rescued a New Jersey woman from a tree she climbed Tuesday in hope of catching a Pokemon.
NBC10 said police described the woman as a “young adult” who “reluctantly admitted” that she was playing Pokemon Go when she embarked on her ascent up the tree, which was located in a cemetery in East Greenwich Township, N.J. The woman allegedly called 911 when she had trouble getting down.
East Greenwich Township fire chief Rob Gould III told NBC10 that the woman was “a bit embarrassed at that point.”
Rightfully so. Police did not release her name, but they did post to Facebook to warn others about the dangers (that, by now, we are all likely well aware of) of playing Pokemon Go.
From the post on the East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue Facebook page:
“Public Safety Message Of The Day:
Well we’ve all heard of firemen rescuing cats in stuck in a tree. Tonight District 19 was dispatched to Eglington Cemetery for a Pokemon stuck in a tree, along with the person who was chasing it. Rescue Squad 1918 set up a extension ladder and was able to assist the person back down to the ground safely. For all those out there playing Pokemon Go, take heed of all of the warnings and be careful not to put yourself into bad situations. Think about what you are doing and where you are going before you actually do it.”