Cebu judge threatens to jail, fine Pokemon Go players
CEBU CITY—Pokemon hunters, beware.
You are not allowed to hunt down Pokemons (pocket monsters) inside the courtroom of Judge Yvonne Cabaron Artiaga of Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) Branch 3.
Doing so would either land you in jail or you would pay a fine.
A warning was posted on her office door on Thursday in the wake of the Pokemon Go craze where players could be seen walking around the hallways to hunt down the Pokemons.
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“Lawyers and Litigants: There is no Pokemon in my chamber. I will use to the full extent my contempt power for any Pokemon related disturbance. Knock at your own risk,” the warning read.
Another warning posted on the podium inside her courtroom read:
“Under pain of contempt, Pokemon catching inside the court is strictly prohibited. Justice may be blind but it can see Pokemon catchers. Violators will face fine and imprisonment.”
The judge issued the warnings after she noticed on Tuesday that people inside the courtroom were playing Pokemon Go on their mobile phones while the court was in session./rga