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46 year old man chokes 13 year old boy (not to death) over Call of Duty: Black Ops.


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http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/09/30/grown-man-tracks-down-and-chokes-13-year-old-black-ops-player.aspx

Here's the article. Not gonna lie, the guy went overboard, but I believe the kid likely deserved it because I've dealt with punks like that online. They need something to teach 'em respect, and not to be shit stains of humanity.

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How was he able to find the kid's address? This is worrying :?

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People assume he tracked the IP address, but I reckon, from experience with kids like this, that he just up and told him where he lived to try and be an internet bad-ass, not expecting him to live nearby and/or to do anything about it.

Honestly, the amount of times I've heard kids say their address over Xbox Live is hilarious.

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What the F*** is wrong with this guy?! Was his plan to kill the kid or what?

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Honestly, the amount of times I've heard kids say their address over Xbox Live is hilarious.

Those bunch of idiots, I'd never give my address to strangers :?

What the F*** is wrong with this guy?! Was his plan to kill the kid or what?

I think he just wanted him to shut up, but to actually go and track him down and choke him suggests other intentions. :?

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Crazy stuff there. He should of just let it go over the silly kid taunting him online. He must of lost self-control and pretty much wanted to kill the kid at the end (take the law at his own hands). His quote “[The kid] went on and on and I just lost it. I hold my hands up, I lost the plot. In a moment of madness I went round to his house. I didn't know what I was going to do.” And for the 13 year old kid, probably don't know how to respect other players or don't have any manners at all.

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this guy wasn't trying to "teach this kid some respect." he was trying to kill him.

there's, y'know, a difference.

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This is one of the reasons, like one of the users' comments said, I don't use my mic during chat. Plus, another good example why I don't play nearly any Call of Duty games. Sure, they're fun and all, but pre-adolescent and under-aged kids just ruin the fun I use to have with some of my buddies both on Xbox Live and PSN whenever I use to be a frequent Call of Duty player.

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this guy wasn't trying to "teach this kid some respect." he was trying to kill him.

there's, y'know, a difference.

Not saying he was trying to, but those kids do need to learn respect. I said he went overboard, but I'd have no problem with a guy punching a kid like that in the face after a day of random shit-talking.

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i certainly do, because then it's the guy who did the punching who needs to be "taught respect."

you aren't going to respect me if i punch you in the face for talking shit about me. either you will fear me, or--more likely--you'll hit me back. and i'm not going to respect you for hitting me back, i'll either fear you or--more likely--hit you back, and before we know it, both of us have broken faces.

but hey, at least we respect each other now! except that we don't.

this is why we teach kids not to hit each other in the first place. apparently we need to teach grown-ups that too. it's kind of telling that apparently the villain of this story is the annoying kid on the mic and not the guy who tried to kill him.

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Not respect as in towards the person himself, but in general. Respect for the idea that going out of your way to be the most obnoxious malaka to piss someone off, might have negative consequences. If that kid has a brain in his skull, he won't be a punk online for the sake of pissing people off anymore.

Also respect for... not the feelings of others, but of their emotions, and that pissing people off for your own sad amusement is a bad idea.

I said originally that the guy went overboard, which he did, but I have no sympathy for the kid, and honestly he's better off because of this. He now understands that pissed off people might react, and that if he wants to play a game online, he should mind his damned business, don't be a punk, and enjoy the game.

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I recall something like this happening years ago only instead of choking someone he drove 3,000 km and burned down the guys trailer. Some people just shouldn't play video games. >_>

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y'know, since the frame of the story leaves the kid as a lot more the victim than the instigator, i don't think he's gonna "learn to respect people" at all no matter what weird way you formulate it

respect is earned, not extracted through beating, so before long this kid will be back to being a douchebag to people

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Then honestly, he does not need to be breeding.

If you drive someone to go to your house and strangle you, and then proceed to continue doing what caused the reaction, you are lacking in higher brain functions, and there's no helping you.

If the kid is stupid enough to do it again, then he deserves anything and everything that comes of it.

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If a 46 year old man is so enraged that he has to stalk a child with intent to harm him then *he's* the one with issues.

Yeah, a 13 year old kid pissed him off on a video game. Newsflash! Kid's thirteen! They're all assholes. "Learning his lesson" would be something we call "puberty" and "the real world". Sure, we've all wanted to smack that brat online but it's not exactly something worth stalking and strangling someone over. Christ, people, go read a book or something if you can't handle playing something with other people.

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this guy hasn't taught anyone respect. what he might have taught this kid was fear, but that'll wear off soon enough, because the people on xBox Live are still just disembodied voices and screen names that are awfully easy to talk shit to.

and meanwhile, this guy still tried to kill someone.

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Uh, wow. I've never played x-box games with other people like that, but I've watched friends do it with Halo and I recall how pissed people could get during those sessions, but to actually go and attack the person who was the source of your anger is kind of... extreme. I know games hold huge value for some people, but it's still just a game. If it pisses you off that much, then turn off your sound so you don't have to hear the other person or something.

This isn't a matter of teaching someone respect, it's a matter of wanting to release frustration on someone. I mean, really, there are other ways of letting go of tension other than hunting down some kid.

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....people get weirder and weirder

Who knows maybe the kid did or didnt deserve it but still most kids on CoD are a little extreme

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In my opinion, you really just can't put the blame on one person. You have to blame the adult for tracking down and harming the kid, blame the kid for not knowing better and learning to behave more maturely when playing a game with strangers, and blame the parents for not disciplining, supervising, or punishing him when he's going out of line. That's just me though.

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You're a bit late to the party. This has been circulating for a while now. (;

And it's definitely ridiculous. S'only a game.

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At no point did I say the man was in any way justified, but the kid is not some random victim of indiscriminate violence. They are both to blame, the kid is not some poor hapless innocent that deserves to be babied because the big mean man from the internet came after him.

Honestly, his parents should take away his systems, and put his ass to work until he realizes not to randomly talk shit to people because there can and will be repercussions.

It's not a thirteen year olds are assholes thing, it's people like that are assholes thing. It's not something that will be grown out of unless he learns not to have that attitude or behaviour.

If he doesn't learn not to be a punk, then he'll have a life of misery and loneliness. Could very well end with an untimely death, too, because that guy he proceeded to talk shit to in the bar decided, in his drunken genius, to break a beer bottle and jam it into his neck. There. Dead. Why? Because he decided it was funny to be an asshole to someone randomly and didn't learn the lesson when a guy came out and choked his ass.

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Vydrach, you are simultaneously saying that the 46-year-old was completely unjustified in what he did and that he was completely justified in what he did. It doesn't matter if you say

At no point did I say the man was in any way justified

if you then proceed to offer a river of justifications for what he did. And by fulminating about how this 13-year-old will obviously never grow up or be a productive adult or might even die if some insane 46-year-old tracks him down on the Internet and attempts to murder him (and there is a whole lot of madness going on in your post that I'll just leave aside) and that's why he had to be nearly killed, well, you are justifying it. While saying you're not justifying it.

So, make up your mind.

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Here's the article. Not gonna lie, the guy went overboard, but I believe the kid likely deserved it because I've dealt with punks like that online.

Taken from the original post. Not saying the man was right, but the kid is hardly infallible, and deserved a good ol' ass kickin', and gets no sympathy from me.

Not saying it should of taken some random guy from the internet, ideally his parents should of raised him not to be a punk, but failing that, he could use some sense knocked into him, ideally not from some random guy but from his parents and/or friends.

If this kid doesn't learn to be a mouthy punk from this, however, he needs a lobotomy.

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