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get shot, bullet to the head nigga!
Tampa police said about 150 people were in the park after it closed at dusk Thursday. Neighbors complained about how many still were there at 10:30 p.m. Police arrived and asked the players to leave.
Police said the crowd obliged, except for David T. Mastrototaro-Baermude of Tampa. He now faces charges of resisting arrest and trespassing.
Another Pokémon Go player, Carlos Leguen, captured the confrontation between Mastrototaro-Baermude and police on camera. With two video clips posted to Instagram, Leguen wrote that the disgruntled player told an officer “he will shoot him the head.”
The camera cuts off as he sits in the car. Police spokeswoman Janelle McGregor said as his relative spoke with the officer to apologize, he got out the car, walked toward the officer and started making threats.
He refused several orders to leave, she said. Police said they tried to arrest Mastrototaro-Baermude but he “grabbed an officer’s arm and pushed off.” He continued to resist further attempts to arrest him, police said, nearly pulling an officer to the ground. After this, an officer used a Taser, according to police.
In text accompanying the videos on Instagram, Leguenn wrote that the distraught player “ruined it for everyone” who was there for a night out to catch rare Pokémon.
Police have this advice for Pokémon Go players: Pay attention to the surroundings, don’t trespass, be cautious of strangers, make yourself visible at night and don’t play and drive.
“We’ve responded to complaints in the past of people trespassing in the (Ballast) park for the purpose of finding Pokémon,” McGregor said.
Two weeks ago, Largo police warned in a news release of “a bunch of trendy zombies following a mystical GPS device” at a local park where people were playing well past its 10 p.m. closing time.
As of Friday morning, Mastrototaro-Baermude was being held in Hillsborough County Jail on $2,250 bail.