Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Who Hopped on Subway Tracks for Online Video about Pokemon Go Charged

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Who Hopped on Subway Tracks for Online Video about Pokemon Go Charged

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Man charged after making Pokemon Go video

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TORONTO - A comedian who hopped on Toronto's subway tracks to make a "cautionary" video about Pokemon Go says he won't fight a charge against him.

Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross said Mark Correia, 20, has been charged with unauthorized access on subway tracks, which carries a set fine of $425.

The YouTube video, called "Pokemon Go Problems," shows 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.

Correia said transit representatives talked to him a few days ago and explained the charge.

Correia said he and his friends had agreed that if they were charged, they wouldn't "run from it."

"It was not shocking, per se," he said of the charge. …

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