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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.”

  • I_hate_this_pic_max50


    over 4 years ago


    WOW!!!! I get killed all the time online. I sure don't take it as personnal. The day you take a game seriously as this guy did is the day you should hang up your controller

  • 45089_396847393722850_1055776862_n_max50


    over 4 years ago


    This is when gaming goes way too far!

  • Dodge_charger_interceptor_max50


    over 4 years ago


    wow if i were to do that, then everyone who kills me in Call of Duty would be buried...and I'd be labeld a serial killer!! WTF is wrong with this guy, and why only two years??? he almost killed a man and the judge has pity for him??? no wonder people are saying video games lead to violence....shame this happend...dude needs to take a chill pill lol

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    Oh. My. God. For real?! I guess I'm going to be checking over my shoulder when playing Mafia Wars from now on.

  • Plmb2s3sk_max600_max50


    over 4 years ago


    holy crap.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    Bring back "PONG!"

  • Marinesegaiwoblues1024x768_max50


    over 4 years ago


    First the couple in South Korea whose 3 month old daughter starved to death because they were too busy raising a virtual child online in a game and now this dude!
    We never had this problem when Super Mario Brothers came out did we?

  • Quickley-b240_max50


    over 4 years ago


    2 years is all he gets??????????

  • Absolutelawenf_max50


    over 4 years ago

    1744 Comments's just a video game retard

  • N1023300020_30025442_7610_max50


    over 4 years ago



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