Counter-Strike Knife Fight Leads to Real-Life Stabbing

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Counter-Strike Knife Fight Leads to Real-Life Stabbing

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A seriously crazy Counter-Strike player spent seven months tracking down a guy who stabbed him in the game, so he could stab him back in real life.

We've all been in multiplayer knife fights before. Everybody agrees to put away their guns and pull out their shivs instead, and then a good time is had by all as everyone runs around stabbing the crap out of everything that moves like a bunch of ambulatory, psychotic industrial punch machines. Or maybe the other players all suck and you just want to rub their faces in it a bit. Or maybe you suck and you've burned through all your bullets, and now the best you can hope for is to go out in a blaze of glory. Whatever the case, we've all stabbed and we've all been stabbed.

But we haven't been stabbed like a French gamer by the name of Mikhael, who found himself really stabbed, and really bleeding, after he opened the door for what turned out to be a lunatic Counter-Strike player who was seriously pissed off about getting knifed in an online fight and decided it'd be a good idea to get some meatspace payback.

His assailant, 20-year-old Julien Barreaux, is also apparently a fan of old Klingon proverbs: He spent seven freakin' months plotting his revenge. Fortunately, that psychotic dedication didn't translate into any kind of follow-through, or even decent aim, as his victim survived and he was tracked down by police very quickly.

"Barreaux was arrested within the hour and told us he had wanted to see his rival wiped out for killing off his character," a police officer said during Barreaux's trial, adding that the knife had missed Mikhael's heart "by less than an inch."

"You are a menace to society," Judge Alexiane Potel told him. "I am frankly terrified of the disproportionate reaction you could have if someone looked at you the wrong way in the street." In spite of her professed terror, however, Barreaux was sentenced to only two years in jail for causing grievous bodily harm and was ordered to undergo anger management therapy and psychiatric testing, which will no doubt produce some interesting results.

I guess it's a good thing Mikhael didn't empty an Uzi into Barreaux's face.

Source: Telegraph

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Didn't something like this happen a few months ago?\

A CS based killing?

errrr....... my favorite weapon in most games is my knife... i have more knife kills than kills with any other weapon in BC2.... i am now fearing for my life.....

Is it bad if this makes me chuckle?

Onyx Oblivion:
Didn't something like this happen a few months ago?\

A CS based killing?

A Korean, I believe, stabbed a guy in the head he accused of cheating in a cyber-cafe...and the guy survived. There was a really creepy image of him on the operating table with a huge steak knife handle sticking out of his head. I will find the link!

EDIT: Found it!

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.182561-Counter-Strike-Cheater-Stabbed-in-Brain?page=1

Hmmm. My uncle helped made CS, was one of the top 5 players who ever played CS, he said he met some really really nasty people before but I never thought it would reach this sort of extreme.

Onyx Oblivion:
Didn't something like this happen a few months ago?\

A CS based killing?

Yeah, some Asian kid got stabbed in the brain for cheating.

And he lived.

OT: That just serves to prove my point: Install mines at your door.

Sure, all your relatives and friends will die, but it will save you from crazy people online!

Chrono212:

Onyx Oblivion:
Didn't something like this happen a few months ago?\

A CS based killing?

A Korean, I believe, stabbed a guy in the head he accused of cheating in a cyber-cafe...and the guy survived. There was a really creepy image of him on the operating table with a huge steak knife handle sticking out of his head. I will find the link!

I believe you are looking for this: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/99312-Counter-Strike-Cheater-Stabbed-in-Brain

EDIT: God damn, never mind

Someone went nuts because of a game and they weren't American, Chinese, Russian, or Korean?

Well I'll be. /sarcasm

two years? Just two fucking years? A small sentence like that is endangering the life of Mikhael. They should lock the nut job that stabbed him and throw away the key. He attempted to kill a man and if he attempted it once he'll attempt it again.

He may have only gotten 2 years, but it could be much longer than that. I don't know about French prisons, but you don't leave American prisons while you are deemed insane (usually anyway) which is what this judge is probably pushing for. This could end up as a lifetime in prison (though probably not) if he never reforms.

More fuel for the flame I suppose.

Thank god the knife in CS isn't a bowie. Or else he probably would've hit the heart (assuming he tried to use the same type of knife)

Onyx Oblivion:
Didn't something like this happen a few months ago?\

A CS based killing?

In China.

Wow...thats disturbing...really...disturbing. People like that need to be locked away

I really guess I should stop Kniferunning in MW2 when I cant be bothered anymore then huh.

wow thank god is IRL knife skills suck just as bad as in CS.

Once again people equal stupid.

Wow, big deja vu there from the last time this happened. 2 years seems kind of short, especially if the guy spent 7 months to plan this, I don't think 2 years may deter him from finishing what he started.

Well that's messed up and that reminds me...

@The_root_of_all_evil: Backstab me will you!

Wait.. I've seen this thread before.

Didn't you guys already post this news a few days ago?

That's messed up. Still, these cases of people who can't seperate games and real life are few and far between - and luckily so, otherwise I'd be in serious trouble for sniping people in MW2. Hang on, someone's just knocked on my door...

*bang*

soapyshooter:
wow thank god is IRL knife skills suck just as bad as in CS.

Oh man this comment is the greatest thing ever.

I blame the video games.

Goes to show that there are some really crazy people on the internet.

Which is why I'm always polite online.

Thank God I don't play CS. Nope, perfectly wholesome and family-friendly TF2 for this gentlemanne.

lSHaDoW-FoXl:
two years? Just two fucking years? A small sentence like that is endangering the life of Mikhael. They should lock the nut job that stabbed him and throw away the key. He attempted to kill a man and if he attempted it once he'll attempt it again.

Maybe in a hilarious twist of fate, he'll get shanked in prison.

Of course, if it was an American prison he'd likely already be stabbed with something more blunt and degrading.

Now that is someone who takes that game way to seriously.

I'm still waiting for the WoW-themed killings to begin.

You got blood on my knife, mate.

This is the Telegraph though. I wouldn't be surprised if a few details were accidentally found to be non-newsworthy. Especially as it happened in France, and - as we all know - British tabloids treat the French with the utmost respect.

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Sir Ollie:
Well that's messed up and that reminds me...

@The_root_of_all_evil: Backstab me will you!

Oh dear, you seem to have made quite a mess

Andy Chalk:
Barreaux was sentenced to only two years in jail for causing grievous bodily harm and was ordered to undergo anger management therapy and psychiatric testing, which will no doubt produce some interesting results.

Yeah...maybe if this was spur of the moment video game violence that ended with no one getting hurt...

But the man had 7 months to cool down....stupid court systems...

As blood pours out of my chest cavity. "GG Man GG"

Well atleast the judge seemed to have the correct perspective on the matter. Its not the games fault that guy is a lunatic.

Godammit Japa... wait, France?

That guy had some serious issues. Good thing he didn't get killed by a Tactical Nuke on MW2.

I was about to say something like "lol, France" but I'll settle for "lol, French justice system". Seriously, a homicidal maniac and 2 years? That's not anger management, that's not a mental illness, that's just guy who wanted to ice someone for a petty thing - video game. That would be AT LEAST 10-15 years in Poland, 25 if the judge was pissed off.

Yet another sad moment in humanity. I am at a lost for words about how I feel about this. I know I don't feel pity for the psycho, because of the obvious. Am I wrong to laugh at the fact that this kid failed at revenge?

TheCheesy4:
Godammit Japa... wait, France?

That guy had some serious issues. Good thing he didn't get killed by a Tactical Nuke on MW2.

France and America have always been competing for 2nd place in global WTF-ery.

Britain's lucky to even get a look in... it's SOO BORING here!

Off-Topic: "Julien Barreaux"... with a name like that...

I'm sorry, but this is hilarious. I've knifed someone in CS and had them spew profanity at me for a minute straight, but if someone actually dedicated seven months of their life to tracking me down so they could knife me in real life, I'd probably be laughing my ass off as the ambulance carted me away.

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