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Spokane Valley teen attacked while playing Pokemon Go

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

It’s the game everyone is playing – Pokemon Go. There have been reports of people falling or tripping while playing the game all over the nation, but just this Friday night, a Spokane Valley teenager was attacked while he was out playing the game.

The 17-year-old doesn’t want to be identified because he’s still so shaken by what happened. He and his friend had stopped by the Pokestop at Greenacres Baptist Church. While they were walking away, they noticed two people following them.

“It was nerve-wracking to say the least,” he says.

That’s when they heard sprinting.

“And two seconds later this guy grabs me by the back of my collar and started punching me in the back of the head and pushed me to the ground,” he says.

The 17-year-old had minor injuries, and as soon as he told his mom what happened, she called the police.

“I was angry,” she says. “I wanted to find out where this guy was and why he did this to my kid and why he would even try to hit kids?”

The 17-year-old never expected something like this to happen, but he says someone did help him out. There was a person who drove by, saw what was happening, and turned on their brights and honked, scaring the attacker away.

“It was honestly really nice what he did. If I ever got the chance to meet the guy, I'd gladly say thank you,” the teenager says.

The teen and his mom hope that more people will become aware that there are lots of people out playing the game, and that the community will look out for one another so this doesn’t happen to anyone else.

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