When you spot a vehicle stopped on the side of the road, engine problems and / or a punctured tire usually come to mind, but that’s not that Sgt. Kyle Smith of the Washington State Patrol discovered. He saw a driver parked on the shoulder of eastbound Highway 518 in Burien near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday evening, but as he got close to the window to talk to the driver, eight smartphones, all playing Pokemon Go, were spotted. Read more for the Tweet and additional information.
#PokemonDistraction Sergeant Kyle Smith contacted a vehicle on the shoulder yesterday evening. This is what was next to the driver! Playing #PokemonGO with EIGHT (8) phones! Driver agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with 8 less distractions. pic.twitter.com/tgOr16CRlm
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) August 14, 2019
These weren’t just random smartphones laying all over the place, but rather strategically placed in a specially cut blue foam board to hold them securely while trying to catch Pokemon. Fortunately, the driver agreed to put the phones in the back seat and got off with just a warning.