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Gamer Stabs Man Who Killed His Online Character

Gamer Stabs Man Who Killed His Online Character

A man in France sought revenge against another player who killed his 'Counter-Strike' character - by stabbing him in the chest with a kitchen knife. [Game Screenshot]

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

May 30, 2010

PARIS, France – Watch out who you kill in the virtual world, it may inspire someone to attack you in the real one.

That’s what happened to one Frenchman, who was stabbed and nearly killed by a fellow “Counter-Strike” player, according to London’s Telegraph.

Julien Barreaux reportedly spent six months looking for the person who killed his online character in a virtual knife fight, and eventually found the foe living only a few miles away in Cambrai, a town about 2 hours north of Paris.

The 20-year-old, armed with a real-life kitchen knife, went to the man’s house and brutally stabbed him in the chest. The victim, identified only as Mikhael, survived the assault after the blade missed his heart by less than an inch.

“Barreaux was arrested within the hour and told us he had wanted to see his rival wiped out for killing off his character,” a police officer testified at the trial, the Telegraph reported.

The overzealous video gamer will spend two years behind bars, and receive anger management therapy.

“You are a menace to society,” Judge Alexiane Potel said. “I am frankly terrified of the disproportionate reaction you could have if someone looked at you the wrong way in the street.”


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    mkiprotection

    almost 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    WOW, that is a tough French guy!!

    I figured he would hit him with some bread or maybe throw some snails at him!! That guy needs to be the head of the whole French military!!

    Now everybody calm down!!! I'm just kidding!

    Everyone knows that the French are really not that bad!! Look back in history at all the great French military achievements...........................

  • Dogbutt_max50

    captnpatchemup

    almost 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    lol jworrell!

  • Jerry_max50

    jworrell

    almost 4 years ago

    66 Comments

    Perhaps in addition to "anger management therapy", whatever that is, Barreaux should receive training on how to play on-line video games better so his character doesn't get killed so easily.

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    RescueNanny

    almost 4 years ago

    2646 Comments

    The French are lovers, not fighters....except when they A) Join the Foreign Legion B) Drink too much and have lover's quarrels and C) Play online video games and get their character killed

  • 911_max50

    fnmc22

    almost 4 years ago

    212 Comments

    This person is going to be a major problem when he gets out in two years,...Oh ya thats right, I forgot< anger management solves everything!..He'll be just fine when he gets out...I feel sorry for whos lives this guy is going to ruin down the road.

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    BJenkins

    almost 4 years ago

    292 Comments

    20 years old and takes video games that seriously.....what a great decision to let him out in two years.....well we can't forget he'll go to anger management

  • Ferret_max50

    Talon

    almost 4 years ago

    638 Comments

    Whoa ... only 2 years for?!? Are you serious?!? And I didn't know that people still played Counter-Strike. :-/

  • Iii_max50

    ill_taze_u_bro

    almost 4 years ago

    2846 Comments

    Wow, only two years for attempted murder.

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    SuzanneNGa

    almost 4 years ago

    16580 Comments

    How did this guy know where the other guy lived?

  • Dscn0026_max50

    tinbadge50

    almost 4 years ago

    84 Comments

    That rules. But a 2 year sentence? For almost killing the guy? He will probably get internet games in prison too.

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    wildsoldier

    almost 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    Talk about perceptive reality, dang.......

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    dinapooh

    almost 4 years ago

    522 Comments

    LOL!! SWAT0629, that was too funny.

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    SERT0629

    almost 4 years ago

    474 Comments

    REALLY!?!? WHAT AN IDIOT, NOW HE CANT PLAY HIS GAME ANYMORE. MORON

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    almost 4 years ago

    2484 Comments

    2 years for attempted murder, what kinda of sentence is that?

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    copper380

    almost 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    Hey, whack Job, IT IS A GAME. Loser (in life and at the game, LOL)

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