A New Jersey man has a message for the millions of players obsessed with the mobile game Pokemon Go: "Get off my lawn!"
Jeffrey Marder of West Orange has filed a federal class action against the companies behind the game, Nintendo Co Ltd, Niantic Inc and Pokemon Company International, claiming it has brought unwanted trespassers to his house and countless other private properties.
Using mobile devices, players search for and capture virtual characters that appear on their screens in real-life locations such as offices and restaurants.
The immensely popular game has prompted numerous safety concerns and complaints. Within days of its launch, four Missouri teenagers used it to lure unsuspecting victims into armed robberies, according to police; the game was blamed for an illegal border crossing from Canada into the United States last month by two young players who lost track of their surroundings.
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