This sign greeted drivers coming off the Coronado Bridge on Thursday morning. Courtesy Coronado Police
This sign greeted drivers coming off the Coronado Bridge on Thursday morning. Courtesy Coronado Police

The Pokémon Go virtual reality craze has made it to idyllic Coronado, prompting the city’s police department to issue a warning to drivers.

“Over the past 48 hours, we have seen an increase in calls for service for suspicious activity, cars stopped in the middle of the street, and groups of people gathering in unusual places,” the department said Thursday on its Facebook page.

A portable highway sign was set up overnight and reminded drivers coming off the Coronado Bridge to observe “No Pokemon and Driving.”

“Last night, an officer watched a group of young adults step off the Orange Avenue median into the lanes of traffic without looking up from their phones,” the department said, adding that officers had to clear a city Pokémon players at 2 a.m. Thursday.

The department said players should be aware of surroundings, stay in groups, be careful not to trespass on private property and avoid secluded areas.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.