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Enterprising Woman Uses Pokémon Go to Catch Her Cheating Boyfriend

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Pokémon Go hasn’t even been out for a full week, and the augmented-reality app has already gotten men to neglect spending time with their girlfriends, lose their jobs, ignore their wives in labor, and commit armed robbery. And now one man says that his now-ex-girlfriend used the app to discover that he was cheating.

Sunnyside, Queens, resident Evan Scribner told the New York Post that his girlfriend noticed his phone said he had been playing the game in Bushwick. “She saw that I had caught a Pokémon while at my ex’s house,” he said. “She found out last night at my house and hasn’t contacted me since then.” Scribner declined to mention if it was even a rare, coveted Pokémon or just another dumb Doduo.

It’s unclear whether this will lead to the end of his relationship, but, more than anything, it’s further proof that men are incapable of using Pokémon Go responsibly.

Woman Catches Boyfriend Cheating Via Pokémon Go