The Pokemon Go craze is sweeping North America, but it can also be dangerous.
Delta Police say a 31-year-old New Westminster man is facing charges of sexual assault.
Acting Sergeant Sarah Swallow says a 19-year-old woman met the man on an online chat app, and arranged to meet him in Annieville Park last Wednesday so they could catch Pokemon together.
She says the man made sexual advances towards her, but was able to run away.
Swallow says although the incident is related to the Pokemon Go craze, the underlying message to the public is to always err on the side of caution when meeting any stranger alone for any reason – whether or not you have met them online or in person.
The craze for the animated smartphone app has resulted in many users finding themselves in some trouble.
Even though Pokemon GO officially launched in Canada over the weekend, it has caused quite a stir not only locally, but also right across North America.
A video surfaced of a man approaching players who he says were trespassing in front of his condo in Downtown Vancouver.
Vancouver Police have released a warning to players, after noticing a Pokemon character was appearing inside its detachment.
In the U.S., two Florida teens were shot at after a home owner mistook them for burglars.
Similar to the Delta case, a registered sex offender was caught playing the game with a child in Indiana.
One of the strangest cases was when a teen from Wyoming came across a dead body as she was looking for Pokemon near the Big Wind River.