Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Appears to Walk on Subway Tracks Playing Pokemon Go, Angers Toronto Transit

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Appears to Walk on Subway Tracks Playing Pokemon Go, Angers Toronto Transit

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Pokemon Go player on subway tracks angers TTC

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TORONTO - A comedian who hopped on Toronto's subway tracks to make a video "warning" of Pokemon Go dangers is now on the receiving end of a lecture himself.

The YouTube video, called "Pokemon Go Problems," shows Mark Correia walking into various objects, falling over and walking on the subway tracks at Toronto's Union Station, all while looking at his cellphone and evidently playing the popular mobile game.

"With comedy, you try to take as many precautions as you can and hope that it pays off," said the 20-year-old.

Correia said he waited until right after a train left the station before going on the tracks, and was only down there for "like, five seconds." He said he was more worried about getting caught than getting killed on the subway tracks.

But Correia should have been worried, according to the Toronto Transit Commission. Spokesman Brad Ross said Correia could have been killed or seriously injured. If Correia had tripped, he could have touched the third rail and been electrocuted, Ross said. …

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