Pokémon GO streamer, Rickeybot was streaming the AR mobile title live to Twitch in New york’s Central Park when he was mugged last night.
Streaming to Twitch, Rickeybot was approached from behind and hit in the head before having his belongings stolen. The broadcast continued after the crime took place and shows the mugger running from the scene. Eventually, the perpetrator stopped to shut down the phone as you can see in the footage.
Twitch viewers quickly called the police who attended the scene and a statement was initially given before he headed to hospital.
I got mugged playing Pokémon GO in Central Park. Still talking to police and will go to hospital soon. My jaw is a mess. Thanks all.
— rickeybot (@rickeybot) September 19, 2016
The footage below may be disturbing to some so please use caution when viewing. The one upside to the whole event is that the suspect is clearly caught on camera so hopefully aids in a successful conviction.