Pokemon Go player tased, arrested in Tampa

Posted at 8:29 AM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 08:29:37-04

Police in Florida used a stun gun on a "Pokemon Go" player who resisted arrest when officers chased about 150 people out of Tampa's Ballast Point Park after closing time.

Lt. Ricardo Ubinas said in a news release that everyone except 20-year-old David T. Mastrototaro-Baermude complied with officers' commands to leave the park around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ubinas says when police attempted to arrest him, he grabbed an officer's arm and pushed off. He continued resisting, almost pulling an officer to the ground. That's when the stun gun was used.

The report says the man was then arrested without further incident. Records don't list an attorney for him.

Police remind "Pokemon Go" players to be aware of their surroundings and not to go to city parks after closing time.