Pokemon Go leads man with warrant to police

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The game led William Wilcox -- a wanted man -- right to police. (KTRK)

Some places in life you should just avoid going - especially in a game of Pokemon Go. For one man, avoiding the local police station would've been a wise move.

Milford police say William Wilcox, who is a known criminal with a warrant for his arrest, appeared at their flagpole Thursday morning.

"He was coming here because he knew that Milford police building is a gem in the game of Pokemon Go," Milford Police Chief Tom Lindberg said.

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Police told WXYZ that they recognized Wilcox when he appeared at the station.

"He either forgot that he had a warrant out for his arrest or was just ignoring it thinking nothing will happen," Lindberg said.

Wilcox was arrested on the spot.

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"I think he was more upset that he had to stop playing the game," Lindberg added.

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