Pokémon Go gym located at Hells Angel clubhouse in Coquitlam
A Pokémon Go location in Coquitlam is drawing a lot of attention to a place that is off limits to the public -- the Hells Angels clubhouse.
The Brunette Avenue building, which serves as the Vancouver chapter headquarters, is a Pokémon Gym in the virtual game played with smartphones in the real world.
"That's pretty weird," said Chance Broman as he played the game in a park across the street from the clubhouse. "I don't know why they would do that."
In a phone call with CTV News, Rick Ciarniello, a spokesperson for the Hells Angels Vancouver chapter, said the club is not pleased to learn the location is part of the game and said they expect Pokémon Go players to stay off the property.
"I'm going to stay far away," laughed Broman.
Police don't think it's so funny.
"To have a game that appeals to all ages, especially one that targets youth, attract people to the clubhouse of a gang whose members are known to be violent and be involved in a wide range of criminal activity is unacceptable," said Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.