‘Pokemon Go’ Player Mugged While Streaming Live on Twitch

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    A man was mugged while playing Pokemon Go in Central Park on Sunday night, and the entire incident was broadcast live on Twitch.

    Rickeybot, a streamer who broadcasts Pokemon Go gameplay, was out in Central Park on Sunday evening playing the mobile app that requires users to go out and explore the real world. His video was being watched live on Twitch, a website on which millions of users broadcast themselves playing video games.

    Those watching Rickeybot on Sunday evening were shocked when he was suddenly assaulted and mugged live on the air. A man who appears to be wearing a headlamp stole the streamer’s electronics including the camera he was using to stream on Twitch.

    On Twitter, Rickeybot informed his followers that he was headed to the hospital after speaking with police and that his “jaw is a mess.” He also said that he has his own video of the incident that he will be passing along to the authorities.


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