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Palm Coast Man May Be Charged In Pokemon Go Shooting

By on July 18, 2016 in WNDB News

Pokemon Go Flagler County Shooting

Palm Coast, FL-Charges are likely against a 39-year-old Palm Coast man who discharged a .38 caliber handgun in the direction of two teens playing Pokemon Go. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the shooting that happened in front of Michael Pagliro’s home at about 1:30 Saturday morning.

Deputies say Pagliro woke to a loud noise and he saw a small white car in the street outside his home with its brake lights on. He armed himself with a handgun and went to investigate. Pagliro told deputies he heard someone say something like “did you get anything”. He stepped in front of the vehicle and told the driver not to move. The driver accelerated toward him and he fired his gun.

A Palm Coast woman contact deputies around 10:30 A.M. on Saturday to report that her 19-year-old son and a 16-year-old friend had been shot at overnight as they played Pokemon Go. The vehicle had a flat tire and bullet holes in it. The pair were not hurt. The man told his mother they heard someone say, “did you catch him?” and one of the teens said, “Yeah, did you?” before the gunshots.

The pair said they thought it was someone trying to scare them so they didn’t contact law enforcement or tell their parents.

(Photo courtesy of Flagler County Sheriff’s Office)

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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