WASHINGTON (WJZ)— “Pokemon Go”, the new cell phone game that has turned into quite the craze, is leaving some—like the Holocaust Museum, a little annoyed, according to a Washington Post report.
Game users take to the streets with their eyes glued to their cell phones in attempt to gain points and collect digital creatures.
The Holocaust Museum happens to be one of many landmarks with a “PokeStop” in the game where players can obtain free in-game items.
But the museum isn’t happy.
“Playing the game is not appropriate in the museum, which is a memorial to the victims of Nazism,” Andrew Hollinger, the museum’s communications director, told The Post. “We are trying to find out if we can get the museum excluded from the game.”
There are apparently three “PokeStops” located near the museum, according to the Post.
Officials with the museum say they are trying to find out if they can be excluded from the game.
“Pokemon Go” is also raising some safety concerns.
On July 7, multiple people were lured into an area in Baltimore County where they robbed at gun point, police said. The suspects fled with cell phones and cash, luckily the victims escaped uninjured.
“Pokemon Go” has been downloaded on millions of smart phones since debuting last week. The game is inspired by the original video game launched in 1996 in which you catch, train and battle Pokemon.