This one took it a little to far. Recently, a 46-year-old man was playing Call of Duty online against a 13-year-old boy. The game went smoothly, until the father of three was digitally shot by the boy and he attacked.
Mark Bradford knew he had gone too far, but it was too late. He knew where the 13-year-old, that murdered his character, lived and he proceeded to his house only to grab the boy by his throat with both hands. Luckily, his mother managed to stop him while her son only had a few minor scratches. Rather, Bradford is lucky that she stopped him in time.
Mark Bradford said when the kid killed his character it wasn’t a big deal: he understands what Call of Duty is all about. The problem arose when the kid, being a kid, called the man a name. The insult set him over the edge. It seems like this man should lose any game playing privileges by law. People get mad, but this is simply ridiculous. Causing harm to another person, much less one 33 years younger, all because of pre-school name-calling, is wrong and he deserves punishment. Bradford’s sentencing is on October 24th. Currently, he is on bail.
Of course now that the game is over and life has kicked in Mark pleads, “It wasn’t malice. I just grabbed him. I’ve seen him since and apologized. The injuries weren’t that bad but I do regret it.” That’s funny: “the injuries weren’t that bad.” He obviously looks past the point that there are injuries on a kid because of what he did and all because of a simple game such as Call of Duty. This is what you call child abuse, Mark Bradford, and it’s illegal in all 50 states. The boy’s mother told reporters: “It’s pathetic that a grown man would attack a defenseless child like this. If you can’t handle losing to a child then you shouldn’t be playing games.”