5 ticketed for playing 'Pokemon Go' in local park after hours

Police say the park closes at dusk

By Tim Pamplin, Charlie Kadado - News Desk Intern

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - Five people were ticketed in St. Clair Shores on Saturday for playing "Pokemon Go" after midnight in a city park.

In a Facebook post, Megan Moehlig said police issued her and four others a $150 citation for violating hours at Wahby Park, which is located on Jefferson Avenue between 9 and 10 Mile roads.

"It’s a misdemeanor and I have a professional job, so I don’t need that on my record for sitting at a park bench at night,” Moehlig told Local 4.

Police said they have been having problems with trespassers playing "Pokemon Go" overnight.

On any given night, police said dozens of kids gather at the park to play the game. The park closes from dusk until dawn.

"Pokemon Go" is an augmented reality mobile game gaining overwhelming popularity.

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