Two Adults Searching For Pokemon Go Characters Find Loaded Gun Instead

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP)/SEATTLE (CBS) — Authorities in southwest Washington say two brothers came across upon a loaded handgun in a field while playing the popular Pokemon Go game.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that the young men were on the trail of a virtual Pokemon creature when they found the gun in a field near Vancouver.

They called 911 and waited for a deputy to recover the weapon.

In a news release, Sgt. Fred Neiman said the gun had likely been discarded in the field a while ago; it looked weathered and had some rust but still appeared to be able to fire rounds.

In the free smartphone game, players hike around cities and battle with “pocket monsters,” or Pokemon.

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