Most of the Pokemon Go stories hitting the news nowadays involve some form of incomprehensible idiocy. It’s in the news every single day. People would stand in a puddle of gasoline and light a match if they were promised it would make a Pokemon appear.
University of Iowa football Defensive End Faith Ekakitie’s Pokemon Go predicament is not a story of a person wandering around obliviously in some place he shouldn’t have been, but a near tragic case of mistaken identity.
He recently made national headlines when he was mistaken for an bank robbery suspect , and had weapons trained on him by Iowa City Police.
He wrote a Facebook post detailing the scary incident.
“My pockets were checked, my backpack was opened up and searched carefully, and I was asked to lift up my shirt while they searched my waistband. Not once did they identify themselves to me as Iowa City Police officers, but with four gun barrels staring me in the face, I wouldn’t dare question the authority of the men and woman in front of me. This is what happened from my point of view.”
Today, a body camera video of the incident was released, showing exactly how the incident unfolded.
Luckily, Ekakitie was not injured in the incident, but the video shows how terrifying the incident was for the unsuspecting young man.