Man Playing Pokemon Go Hits Two Pedestrians

On Sunday a man crashed into two pedestrians while playing Pokemon Go in Dunedin.

Vincent Barone veered off the road on SR 580 and struck the two pedestrians on the sidewalk near the intersection of SR 580 and CR 1 at around 2:20 p.m.

Deputies say Barone fled the scene and later told them he left because he “panicked.”

Barone fled to a convenience store on 1401 Pinehurst Road where a motorcyclist that witnessed the crash followed and caught up to him. The motorcyclist called 911 and detained Barone until authorities arrived.

Sheree Dean and Sherman Puckett were the two pedestrians hit in the crash. They sustained serious injuries and were transported to Bayfront Medical Center.

Barone is a teacher at Plato Academy in Largo. He told investigators that he was playing the mobile app “Pokemon Go” on his phone and was distracted when the crash occurred.


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