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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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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    This is about the most stupid thing I have heard! Im glad he received jail time for this.. He should have got more.

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    AKangel

    almost 4 years ago

    4950 Comments

    WOW! NO MORE late night gaming....... How the heck did he find the Guy he was playing?
    That is seriously disturbing, 2 Years? Thats it for this wack job?

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    PDexplorer_MLT

    almost 4 years ago

    140 Comments

    Wow, cant believe this... killed over a stupid game.

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    TellerDep

    almost 4 years ago

    2812 Comments

    Video games suck, I dont know how I survived all these years without them. The problem is people who spend all there time on them get wrapped up in them ,then they cant seperate reality from fantasy!!!!!!!!!

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    diderr

    almost 4 years ago

    66 Comments

    People need to learn the difference in VIDEO GAMES REAL LIFE.

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    Chaplain_Bob

    almost 4 years ago

    238 Comments

    Online gaming, music, videos, and movies influencing people to make poor choices. A choice was made regardless of the influences or the consequences. The video gamer will spend two years behind bars, and receive anger management therapy? How sad!

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    CadetAK

    almost 4 years ago

    3428 Comments

    Jeez, whenever someone kills me in a game, all I do is say a few profanities in Croatian and I'm good! Craziness!!

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    Patrolman25

    almost 4 years ago

    178 Comments

    What are the odds the guy that killed his character is only a few miles away? How did he find him?

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    Lawful_Blue

    almost 4 years ago

    1184 Comments

    At least it didn't happen in America............

    This 20 year old gamer kid should get life for his stupidity.

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    Omarra67

    almost 4 years ago

    2284 Comments

    Only two years???

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    KAICHARESE

    almost 4 years ago

    2780 Comments

    WOW, only 2 years? ridiculous

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    Haileo20

    almost 4 years ago

    178 Comments

    crazy stuff

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    ya...youre right. 2 years for this nut job? what a joke.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    OMG,this is getting bad when something like this happens.I will make sure to show this to my son.He is forever gaming.I think it's getting out of hand when this happens.

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    policeryan

    almost 4 years ago

    852 Comments

    two years!!!!? attempted murder wow there system is worse than ours

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