Man Stabbed During Heated World of Warcraft Argument

There's probably two lessons to be learned from the following story: don't take video games too seriously and don't engage your neighbor when they are agitated and engaged in an active argument (call the police instead). According to a report in Canoe (thanks to TheSmokey for the link), a 20-year-old Peterborough (a town almost 80 miles northeast of Toronto, Canada) man found himself stabbed in the chest after interjecting himself in an argument with his neighbor over World of Warcraft. According to the report, the neighbor was having an argument with a house guest and with people over his headset while playing World of Warcraft. Concerned with all the yelling, Jordan Osborne went next door to see what was going on.

"I was telling him, there is no need for you to be freaking out about World of Warcraft. It’s just a game," Osborne said. "He said, 'It’s not just a game, it’s my life.'"

According to Osborne, his neighbor then grabbed him by his throat, punched him in the face, and stabbed him in his chest. Ultimately he was hospitalized for the stab wound to his sternum. The neighbor – 21-year-old Justin Williams – was charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. Williams was scheduled to appear in court yesterday, but details on the case were unavailable at the time of this writing.

"I was sitting in my house today thinking 'should I be dead or shouldn’t I?'" said Osborne. "And it’s all over a World of Warcraft game."

Source: Canoe

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