LA cops fired for ignoring robberies so they can play Pokemon Go

Two Los Angeles Police Department officers who ignored an ongoing robbery call so they could hunt down Snorlax in Pokemon Go will be fired, a California court has ruled.

court documents (pass through usa today) said the incident occurred in April 2017 when officers Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell were on foot patrol. During the patrol, they received a call asking them to handle a robbery with multiple suspects at a nearby mall. But instead of coming to help, they left the scene. When asked by their sergeant that they didn’t answer the call, they claimed they didn’t hear it because there was “a lot of music” and it was “really loud” in the park they were patrolling.