Thursday, May 03, 2007

Careful What You Ask For, Geek-Boy

WOW Player's Online Harassment Has RL Consequences

Bronco Carson, a World of Warcraft player from Mexico, reported to police on Saturday that three men broke into his home and beat his arms with clubs and totalled his computer. The reason? Carson had been repeatedly ganking the WoW character of the wife of one of his assailants.

Carson reportedly told police that he had been "making it hard for her to get far in the game." The woman had already threatened Carson online, and Carson said that he had already been constantly harassed in-game two weeks prior to the attack.

And then Carson made the mistake of giving the woman his address, telling the woman that "if her husband was man enough to just come meet me to settle this."

The result? Carson got two broken fingers and a fractured wrist during the assault. His computer and entertainment center were also totalled by his three attackers before they left. "I knew that I might be messed with in the game but I didn't really expect her husband to come looking for me," said Carson. "I couldn't have been more wrong."


Stephen Blackmoore said...

Lol! Fuckin' noob. Pwned!

Celine said...

Off-topic -- Dusty, check your e-mail!

inkgrrl said...

And he solely brought the shit on himself. Sweet!

Indiana Joe said...

I have decidedly mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I'm opposed to this sort of assault and vandalism. On the other hand, I have no sympathy for griefers. ("Griefers" are players who make a point of ruining other players' fun.)

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Sounds like a bad CSI episode.