A Vancouver homeowner has HAD IT with Pokemon Go players trying to be the very best.
On Saturday, Vancouver radio station 102.7 The PEAK tweeted an image of a sign outside a residential building, which asks the app's users to "GET A LIFE AND STAY OUT OF MY YARD."
CBC News spoke to 38-year-old James Roy, who put up the sign. He told the broadcaster that he posted the note to keep players away from his garden, where he grows produce for the building.
"We don't want people traipsing all over our garden in the middle of the night chasing these things. People eat off this garden," Roy said.
The massively popular app, which was released officially in Canada on Sunday, pinpoints locations in the real world where players can visit to catch and battle Pokemon characters or collect items.
"THIS WHOLE POKEMON HUNT IS BY FAR THE STUPIDEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN,” Roy's poster says, before listing things he has lived through and considers less stupid. These include:
- PEOPLE TAKING JEAN CHRETIEN SERIOUSLY
- HAMMER PANTS
- CRYSTAL PEPSI*
- TEN SEASONS OF CSI: MIAMI
*Crystal Pepsi is actually back.
Pokemon Go players are seen searching for Pokemon and other in-game items at the Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo: PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
The note, which has since been taken down, closes with a plea to players. It asks them to go to a bar up the street to have a beer and "SERIOUSLY THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE CHOICES."
This isn't the only instance of anti-Pokemon rage in Vancouver. Global News reports a man in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood confronted a group of players outside his residence.
"Enough! Get the f*** out of the grass. This is private property!” he said. “F*** you and your Pokemon!”