|WRECKED COMCAST VAN AT 11600 MARA LYNN ROAD|
According to reports, a Little Rock Comcast worker was driving on Mara Lynn Road this morning and flipped his van on its side while playing Pokemon Go.
Tommy Gassman, an installer for Comcast, had just finished one job and was on his way to another when he decided he would play a quick game of Pokemon Go.
|PHOTO OF GASSMAN FROM HIS FACEBOOK PAGE|
As Gassman was approaching That French Salon on Mara Lynn Road, a Zapdos appeared on his game screen.
|LRPD WAS ABLE TO CONFIRM GASSMAN'S CLAIM OF A ZAPDOS APPEARING OUT OF NOWHERE|
Gassman was so excited that he lost control of the vehicle, hit the curb and flipped the van he was driving on its side.
A spokesman for Comcast told us that it is against company policy for employees to text, Snapchat, or play games on phones while driving.
LRPD chief of police Kenton Bucker told us that Pokemon Go is "a tool of the devil and is a leading cause of crime, other than the heat, in Little Rock."
Gassman was unavailable for comment as witnesses advised after he crawled out of the van he ran down the street towards Bowman Road yelling, "a Zapados, a Zapdos!"
LRPD found Gassman running in circles in the Goodwill parking lot and took him to the Northwest station for questioning.
No word on the Zapados at the time of publishing.