The TTC is calling a video showing a “Pokémon GO” player on the tracks at Union Station a “dangerous stunt.”
The minute-long video was posted Tuesday by a production company called the Noodle Boys, and is a satirical take on the popular obsession with Pokémon GO, the augmented reality game the launched earlier this month.
TTC spokesman Brad Ross called the video “a very, very dangerous stunt” and said its creators could be charged with trespassing, filming on the TTC without a permit, and various other bylaw infractions. Fines could be as high as $500.
“The blatant disregard for their own safety and the safety of others is baffling,” he said.
“Getting killed or seriously injured is something that people really need to think about. That’s at Union Station, trains come around corners there, they don’t have line of sight, suddenly somebody’s standing on the track? Boy, I just don’t get it,” he said. “It is as brazen as it gets.”
In addition to the safety risks, Ross said the video’s creators could also have caused a major delay to the transit system. If TTC staff see someone on the tracks, they’re supposed to immediately cut the power.