Mastermind Of The Day: William Wilcox – Pokemon No

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Michael Garcia - September 21, 2016

In honor of the wayward criminals of the comedy, Masterminds, in theaters September 30, we're taking a look at some of our world's most inept, clumsy, and dumb-ass criminals.

Pokemon Go is a genuine cultural phenomenon. In the last few weeks the initial insanity over this game has died down a bit but I definitely still see people walking out into traffic while trying to catch a Pikachu or whatever. Personally, I never saw the appeal and it strikes me as not only a huge waste of time but also dangerous. You could trip and fall, go down a manhole, or crash your car if you are doing it while driving. I had an Uber driver the other day almost get in an accident because he was trying to catch something. It seems like people forget what they are doing when they play that game. Take, for example, William Wilcox. He was so busy trying to catch some Pokemon at his local police station that he forgot there was a warrant out for his arrest. The cops found William by their flagpole, which is also a Pokegym, in his PJs. They recognized him from his rap sheet. He was wanted for several misdemeanors and failure to show up to court. This guy wasn't some criminal mastermind, just an idiot. The arresting officer said, 

“He either forgot that he had a warrant out for his arrest or was just ignoring it thinking nothing will happen. I think he was more upset that he had to stop playing the game.” 

It's important to not forget what's going on IRL when you get absorbed in these games, folks. Don't be like William. Now someone in jail is going to go looking for Pokemon in a place William probably doesn't want them to look. 

See the Masterminds trailer. 

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