Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday Globe Special: Pokemons Attacking Fort Phoenix

"Caretakers of Fort Phoenix are complaining that Pokemon Go players are damaging the Revolutionary War-era historic site. Gary Lavalette, a volunteer caretaker at the fort near the Rhode Island state line, says people have been leaving trash, vandalizing historic structures, and publicly urinating. He told WLNE-TV that trash recently filled up a large dumpster, a stone wall was taken apart with a crowbar, and parts of the property look like a ‘‘mine field’’ because people are digging up the ground. The Fairhaven Historical Commission has said hundreds of players of the smartphone game have been flocking to the fort, often late at night, because it’s where a rare Pokemon can be found (AP)."

Just fun and games!