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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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    okc_marine

    about 4 years ago

    1104 Comments

    I didnt think the French had it in them. can you say "phsyco"??

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    SoCoDeputy

    about 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    WOW, A frenchmen that fights !1!! LOL Kevin3590

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!! That's because the victim was unarmed

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    KEVIN3590

    about 4 years ago

    68 Comments

    WOW, A frenchmen that fights !1!! LOL

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    JP503

    about 4 years ago

    7616 Comments

    Can you say wack job

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    philfroggy

    about 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    insane....

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    BklynsFinest347

    about 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    LOL WOOOOWWW

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    lajustice

    about 4 years ago

    1178 Comments

    just another reason to justify chemical castration, so his seed isn't spread.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    smitharrr...thats what i said. im more suprised a frenchman showed some fight lol

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    kids needs his ass kicked. I find it hard to understand how these wackos that want to hurt and kill are able to to fulfill their goals almost every time! doesn't anyone know how to defend their lives?? i mean you only get one, do what you need to protect yourself, Christ the kids 20 years old, beat his ass!!!

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    smitharrr

    about 4 years ago

    92 Comments

    Whats even greater is that in Counterstrike, you constantly respawn. You don't just "die".

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    FireDad

    about 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    HOLY COW.. I always knew those games were dangerous... That is what keep telling my kids.. Also, you never know the person is on the other side..

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    The line between reality is definitely blurred. Self defense?

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    Ten8

    about 4 years ago

    60 Comments

    I guess I won't be bad mouthing anybody on Call of Duty anymore because these people will kill you.......WOW what a stupid AHole......

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    clearly there are many people who lurk on the online world who have serious mental and emotional problems...be careful who you come across on the net

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    nightwatch

    about 4 years ago

    356 Comments

    wtf? now that is some crazy stuff.

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