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Title: Poke-Crime Sweeps Nation! Kinda.
Source: Another Universe, 12/11/99
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Poke-Crime Sweeps Nation! Kinda.
Paws up Pikachu! Spread 'em Snolax!
While reports of violence over Pokemon cards have been reported for the past few weeks, media flacks are still making a stink over other Pokemon-associated violence. A few examples:
On Thursday, a North Carolina man was charged with assault for allegedly punching a Burger King cashier after he did not get a Pokemon toy with his meal.
At Philadelphia's Wilson Middle School on Monday, two boys punched and threw a trash can at an 11-year-old boy in a bathroom. The attackers ran off with two Pokemon cards and 75 cents. They were charged with robbery and suspended for five days.
Tony Ward's 10-year-old son and his friend were robbed of $60 worth of cards last Sunday in Philadelphia.
In the last week in Philadelphia, four children from one middle school were arrested for attacking other students to steal Pokemon cards.A 14-year-old student in Quebec was recently stabbed during a fight over the cards.
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