Popular Twitch gamer, Rickeybot, got mugged last night while playing Pokémon Go in Central Park — and the whole thing was captured on his livestream.
I got mugged playing Pokémon GO in Central Park. Still talking to police and will go to hospital soon. My jaw is a mess. Thanks all.
— rickeybot (@rickeybot) September 19, 2016
Just after midnight, he was an attacked from behind by an unidentified man, getting knocked to the ground with a vicious left-hand punch. You can hear Rickeybot plead with his assailant before he takes off.
This is hardly the first Pokémon Go-related incident, but it might be the first caught on camera. The whole incident streamed live on Twitch, and commenters could only watch in shock. “OMG,” one wrote. “rip?” another added.
Rickeybot confirmed the incident on Twitter and thanked everyone for the support.
Adding “insult to injury,” as Rickeybot described it in a tweet later, his account was suspended from Twitch, but he promised his fans a swift return.
Watch the harrowing experience caught on video below.