Local 62-year-old man gets lost playing Pokemon Go

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COEYMANS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Here’s one more story you can put under the category of Pokemon Go epic fails!

Coeymans Police say a 62-year-old man became stuck in waist deep mud while playing the game in the dead of night in the thick woods behind his home.

“He was in some thick mud,” Chief P.J. McKenna, of Coeymans Police, said. “He had really gotten disoriented and he was in a bad situation.”

Alone and stuck, the only thing the helpless gamer could do was call 911. He dialed from the same cellphone on which he had been playing Pokemon Go, unknowingly headed straight into a mud pit.

One responding officer along Lawson Lake Road used a very creative way of finding the man in the dark woods.

“Asked dispatch to ping her phone so that they could see where her phone was tracking and where his phone was tracking and then dispatched walked her toward the other phone.”

Turns out the man wasn’t far from home, stumbling onto his neighbor’s adjoining Coeymans Hollow property.

“I think he’s a little cuckoo!” his neighbor Inge said.

Inge says she’s never heard of Pokemon Go.

“I’m glad he’s okay, but they better tie him to a chair.”

But, one big question remains, did he end up getting the Pikachu?

“He was asked that question and he said he didn’t really want to talk about it,” McKenna said.

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