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Pokemon Go chase hits a high, Austrian player finds illegal pot garden

world Updated: Sep 15, 2016 16:01 IST
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A player in Austria chasing one of Pokemon Go’s virtual cartoon monsters stumbled across an illegal cannabis garden. (AFP File Photo)

The Pokemon Go craze hit a high Thursday after a player in Austria chasing one of the computer game’s virtual cartoon monsters stumbled across an illegal cannabis garden, police said.

The young man noticed a “strong smell” coming from a greenhouse at the back of a garden in Weibern in northern Austria and informed police, a spokesperson told AFP.

The 50-year-old father of the owner of the house has been charged under drugs laws.

The hugely popular smartphone app uses satellite locations, graphics and camera capabilities to overlay cartoon monsters on real-world settings. It has already been blamed for a slew of accidents and traffic violations.