Video Gamer Hunts Down, Stabs Man


We have all been killed in an online game one way or another, and have dealt with. Well this is where is story is different, one man playing Counter Strike: Source. Was knifed, and killed, and he decided to take action. Well, he took real action not just simply killing him in the game, and getting revenge.

20 year old French man named Julien Barreaux spent six months tracking down the person who killed him in the game. He found out the person who killed him in a video game only lived a few towns over. So Julien payed him a visit with a real knife, and stabbed him – in the chest.

Now the victim only named as Mikhael, luckily survived the indecent. Just barely though, the knife missed his heart by only an inch.

Barreaux was arrested within the hour and told said he had wanted to see his rival wiped out for killing off his character. He will spend only two years behind bars, and will receive anger management.  The judge though, had one final thing to say to Mr. 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 streets.

Video gamer hunts down, stabs man who killed his online ‘Counter-Strike’ character [NY Daily News]

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15 Comments on "Video Gamer Hunts Down, Stabs Man"

  1. SourSight May 29, 2010 at 23:09 - Reply

    at least the guy wasn’t hacking, or he would’ve got knifed in the head instead of the chest

  2. grumpydildo May 29, 2010 at 17:08 - Reply

    I’ll knife you good!

  3. AxleIsBored May 29, 2010 at 12:41 - Reply

    lol i used to knife people all the time… am i going to get stabbed too?

  4. Shadx May 29, 2010 at 01:11 - Reply

    Lol, the judge actually said that? Awesome.

  5. LastRide May 28, 2010 at 21:45 - Reply

    oh man i thought i get mad when i get killed in a game damnnnn

  6. trolled May 28, 2010 at 20:18 - Reply

    he didnt knife the dude cause he died in the game you /tards.

    He tried to kill the dude cause he got trolled over the internet and couldnt handle taking a verbal beating. IMO keep the trolling alive.

  7. DaN iZ HyPeD May 28, 2010 at 19:28 - Reply

    This has made me furious. People really need to sort thereselves out and grow a pair! This has gone to f****** far now and action needs to be taken to a high proportion.

  8. MrTastyDDR May 28, 2010 at 16:03 - Reply

    why do we have dumbasses in the world who kill people in rl because of online s**t??

    • xDSJxPyro May 28, 2010 at 16:23 - Reply

      Because people think life is a video game which is SAD, and need help. Or take breaks from games. People wonder why video games are scapegoats these days, this right here is the reason.

  9. Fumbles Mcgee May 28, 2010 at 15:30 - Reply

    Some people that play counter-strike are seriously crazy, just look at their reaction to the update. This guy should be behind bars longer for two years also, I don’t know French law but two years seems like nothing for attempted murder.

  10. Mistadadio May 28, 2010 at 15:17 - Reply

    Wow really??? Seems lately a lot of rage killing is going on over video games. No wonder the news really goes off about game violence…idiots like this just need a good ass kicking and some hard jail time.

  11. KR3W619 May 28, 2010 at 15:12 - Reply

    only anger management???, seems like he needs much more than that.

    • xDSJxPyro May 28, 2010 at 15:28 - Reply

      I agree, attempted murder should warrant more jail time than 2 years, that is just stupid. Why do people have to keep going and giving gaming a horrible name.

  12. ZangeTSM May 28, 2010 at 13:29 - Reply

    Great now another reason for people to blame video games for violence….