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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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    SalinasNative

    about 4 years ago

    570 Comments

    This isn't a unique situation. Some of these gamer kids are insane. He would benefit from 4 years of anger management therapy and extended probation. He's gonna flip out again, I'm sure of it.

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    sgt457

    about 4 years ago

    1204 Comments

    well, it is France, after all! Gets a little weird over there, I guess!

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    C'est la France mon ami... C'est encore la France...!!!
    Moron...

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    mmarchesi

    about 4 years ago

    2686 Comments

    Wow, not really sure what to say about this.. except; you can't fix stupid. Also, Castrate him before he can breed.

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    Perl

    about 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    Wow, a Frenchman that's violent in real life! A rare find.
    ~Wf

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    FlyingDutchman

    about 4 years ago

    178 Comments

    two years, thats it?

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    true_leo_mama

    about 4 years ago

    160 Comments

    OMG! What a freak. The world is getting worse and worse. Watch your 6 and always keep an eye on your children.

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    Chapman38

    about 4 years ago

    622 Comments

    I love playing video games, and people do tend to get angry, even myself... but to lash out your anger on someone in the real world for something like that is beyond me..

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    twangpp

    about 4 years ago

    404 Comments

    WTF!!!!!!! duhhhh what an idiot , do you think he will have the shakes and cry because he cant play his game LMFAO like any of us really care

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    elaken

    about 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    Great. Another idiot giving ammo to anit-gamers. 2 years!?

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    viforensics

    about 4 years ago

    370 Comments

    Haven't played counter strike in years, nice to see they still play it. Good thing it wasn't a sniper rifle he got killed with. 3 years is all this guy got for that and anger management, thats a shame sentence.

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    Jason1243

    about 4 years ago

    84 Comments

    This is life, not a game!!

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    Bury

    about 4 years ago

    1342 Comments

    It was only a matter of time before this happened, these guys get so wrapped up in the alternative reality that they cannot distinguish between the two. How sad.

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    CoyoteKY86

    about 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    2 Years!? That's it? It's people like this idiot who make gaming look bad. When will people learn it's JUST A GAME!

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    LynchburgPD2020

    about 4 years ago

    194 Comments

    Wow.

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