AFrenchman hastrespassed an Indonesiam military base while playing the augmented reality game “Pokemon Go.”
A spokesman for West Java police said that a 27-year-old French man was caught at a checkpoint on Monday evening after initially running away when challenged by security guards at the military complex in Cirebon.
The man was released a few hours later because it became apparent he unintentionally entered the complex as he was hunting Pokemon while jogging.
“Pokemon Go,”which uses Google Maps and a smartphone to overlay reality with Pokemon creatures, has not been officially released in Indonesia but is already popular.
Cabinet Secretary Pramono Agung said he had captured a number of Pokemon at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital a week ago.