Man So Infuriated About Losing Knife Fight In Counter Strike, He Tracked Down His Opponent And Stabbed Him In Real Life.
Julien Barreaux, 20, told authorities he wanted to see his nemesis “wiped out” after his character in the game Counter-Strike was killed in a virtual knife fight.
Barreaux then located the victim, named only as Mikhael, several miles from his home.
Barreaux planned to kill his rival player for seven months before showing up at the victim’s house and stabbing him in the chest with a kitchen knife, missing his heart by four inches. A police officer told the court.
Police added: “Barreaux was arrested within the hour and told us he had wanted to see his rival wiped out for killing off his character.”
Barreaux was imprisoned for two years for causing grievous bodily harm and ordered to receive anger management therapy and psychiatric tests.
Judge Alexiane Potel told Barreaux: “You are a menace to society. I am frankly terrified of the disproportionate reaction you could have if someone looked at you the wrong way in the street.”
This act of violence has not been attributed to the game, but to the man who was responsible.