Dayton man robbed while playing Pokemon Go

A Dayton man was robbed and injured while playing Pokemon Go Wednesday afternoon, according to a Dayton police report.

Eric Hughes, 28, was walking in the 3000 block of Kathleen Avenue while playing the game when three other men in a blue Toyota pulled up beside him, according to a Dayton police report.

“Three guys pulled up in a car next to me,” Hughes said. “He started hitting me in the face.”

The men in the car told Hughes they were lost and would like to borrow his phone to make a call. As the 28-year-old approached the car, the man in the backseat grabbed Hughes phone, he said.

The driver began to pull off, and the owner of the phone grabbed the vehicle with both hands to hang onto it, according to the report.

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“I work hard for my things and it’s just a shame people are out here taking people’s stuff for no reason,” Hughes said.

Hughes said he was punched and kicked in the face multiple times by the other man in the backseat and he didn’t let go of the car until he heard someone say, “Grab the gun and kill him.”

Hughes suffered several injuries, including road rash on his right shoulder, right elbow, right knee, and multiple bumps on his face, as stated by police.

Police noted the young man was bleeding from his mouth and eyes when they arrived on scene.

Hughes was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment, according to the report.


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