UK – A 46-year-old man admitted he “lost it” after a 13-year-old boy killed his character in Call of Duty: Black Ops and would not stop taunting him.
Mark Bradford said: “I’d been playing the whole day and he was baiting me and baiting me and just would not shut up. He went on and on and I just lost it. In a moment of madness I went round to his house. I didn’t know what I was going to do.”
So he improvised.
Bradford admits he confronted the teen and put his hands around the teen’s neck.
The unidentified boy said: “I was just sat playing. We’d had a bit of a joke and then he stormed in and grabbed me. I didn’t know what was going on.”
Bradford’s attack was interrupted by the teen’s mother who pulled Bradford off of her son. Bradford simply walked away without saying a word.
In court answering to assault charges, Bradford’s lawyer said his client has mental health issues and the attack was not planned. He was just provoked by the teen’s name-calling. Bradford was released on bail and will be back in court on October 24.
Since the attack, Bradford has apologized to the boy and the two have even played online together again. “He’s actually a decent kid,” said Bradford.
This story pretty much sums up why, as someone who still loves his video games, I refuse to play online any longer especially the Call of Duty games. All you find there is immature teenagers and men with mental health issues.Tags: assault and battery, Call of Duty, Crime, Mark Bradford, UK, video games