Man Attacks Boy Over ‘Call Of Duty’ Kill
A 46-year-old UK man took a Call Of Duty: Black Ops loss to a 13-year-old boy a little too personally: he found and choked the teen. The Mirror explains how a little online gloating led to a real life attack.
Mark Bradford and the unidentified teen had been playing against each other online and speaking through headsets. After Bradford was killed, the father of three, left his house and stormed into the home of a friend where the kid had been playing and grabbed him by the throat with both hands. After the attack, Bradford walked out without saying a word. The victim suffered only a few scratches.
Bradford explained exactly what set him off.
“I’d been playing the whole day and he was baiting me and just would not shut up. I just lost it. In a moment of madness I went round to the house. I didn’t know what I was going to do.”
Bradford has since apologized to the boy and hopefully hasn’t challenged him to any games of Madden 2012.