Alabama cemetery bans Pokemon Go players

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama cemetery is banning people from playing the popular Pokemon Go game on its property.

The president of Mobile Memorial Gardens, Timothy Claiborne, says a cemetery is supposed to be a place for peaceful reflection.

But Claiborne tells WKRG-TV game players are walking around burial plots with cellphones in hand and driving cemetery roads aimlessly as part of the game.

Claiborne says the cemetery wants to keep game players away from funerals. The cemetery has put up signs that say no game playing is allowed, and workers have asked the game developer to remove the cemetery from the game map.

Pokemon Go sends players to various locations to collect various creatures. It was created by Niantic Inc., a San Francisco spinoff of Google parent Alphabet Inc.