Outrageous Vet Says He Was Arrested After Confronting Pokemon Go Players at Memorial Park
(WARNING: Strong language)
A video of a veteran confronting a group of Pokemon Go players at a memorial park in Minnesota is going viral and causing a debate.
YouTube user Brxdon posted the video, which shows a heated, profanity-laced confrontation between Vietnam War veteran Bruce Reed and Pokemon Go players at Veterans Memorial Park in Winona, Minn.
The video shows an irate Reed yelling at the players for disrespecting a place that's meant to honor the sacrifices of our nation's veterans.
As the back-and-forth escalates, Reed destroys one of the tents that the players had set up.
"It's not a (expletive) campground!" Reed shouts. "These are like (expletive) gravestones right there!"
Reed said he was charged with disorderly conduct and destruction of property after the incident
In an interview with KARE 11, Reed explained that he was fed up with the players showing "a lack of respect" to the park.
"Like I say, it’s almost like Arlington," Reed said. "You think Arlington would allow this to happen? No. well it shouldn’t happen here in Winona either. I deal with PTSD. And I guess kind of the light went off in my head. I kind of snapped, I think, let my emotions carry me. And this is what’s happened."
"I don’t regret it for a minute. I’m glad I did it. I’ve got support. Anyone could have done it. I just happened to be the guy to do it."
The player who filmed the video, Brandon, told KARE that he didn't want to reveal his last name because he's received death threats since he posted the video.
"I have huge respect for veterans,” Brandon said. “[But] veteran or not, you don't respect someone that is in your face screaming obscenities at you."
The Winona City Council is reportedly now considering banning all recreational activity at the park.
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