New Jersey Man Sues After ‘Pokemon Go’ Players Keep Knocking on His Door
A New Jersey man wants to keep 'Pokemon Go' players off his lawn indefinitely by taking it all the way to federal court.
Yikes! Is it safe to say the first thing I thought was that scene in Gran Torino when Clint Eastwood goes "get off my lawn!"? WELL, turns out that's exactly what Jeffrey Marder of West Orange, New Jersey wants!
According to Philly.com, Jeffrey is tired of 'Pokemon Go' players lingering on his lawn searching for Pokemon. Reportedly, at least five people knocked on his door and asked to get into his backyard so they can collect the Pokemon.
Frustrated and annoyed, he has filed a lawsuit in federal court all the way in California against the game makers Niantic Inc., Nintendo Co., and the Pokemon Company. Other people who share Jeffrey's frustrations are also being sought out.
the lawsuit says the defendants "have shown a flagrant disregard for the foreseeable consequences of populating the real world with virtual Pokémon without seeking the permission of property owners."
Although the company has reportedly updated the game so it doesn't interrupt people in real life, it still seems to be getting in the way.
What are your thoughts? Has Jeffrey taken it too far?
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