It is no secret that playing the newly released Pokemon GO is a great way to get exercise as the game requires you to go out of your house and walk around to hunt Pokemon. Doing so will help increase your distance walked, which in turn will help you hatch Pokemon eggs that can be found at PokeStops. While Pokemon GO is a good way to get exercise, it has caused many people to be less observant of their surroundings and there have even been cases of users getting robbed while playing the game. However, this wasn't the case for two former marines as they managed to apprehend a murder suspect on Tuesday morning.
Former marines, Javier Soch and Seth Ortega were playing Pokemon GO in Fullerton, California, on Tuesday morning when a suspicious looking man caught their attention. While near a museum in Pomona and Wilshire avenues, Soch's game froze which caused him to look up, he noticed a man who seemed to be scaring a woman and her three sons. The man held a plastic rose in his hand and was dressed in a mismatched outfit with an oversized jacket and a baseball cap. This caused the marines to approach the man, who told them he was looking for some cigarettes or some shelter. Ortega responded to the mans request by telling him that he could get help from the police officers in the nearby police station. The man soon walked away and approached a mother with her two sons, he briefly talked to the mother and proceeded to walk away, not before wiping one of the boy's chest.
Soon after, the man approached the same woman and her sons once again, and grabbed one of the boy's feet and moved his hand up the boy's leg. This act caused Ortega to bolt to the park and escort the man away. Fullerton police then came and arrested the man on a misdemeanor charge of child annoyance. According to authorities, the man Soch and Ortega helped arrest is Jacob Kells, a 39-year old homeless man. Investigators later discovered Kells had an outstanding arrest warrant in another county in California for multiple charges including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, and felony evading causing great bodily injury. Kells is at the Orange County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Monterey County as of this morning.