Japanese Woman Jailed For Killing Virtual Avatar

Posted: Oct 24 2008, 8:28am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 11:13am CDT, in News | Gaming


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I'm putting this story in gaming because there is not category for "WTF, how stupid are people". A woman in Japan has been jailed for killing her ex-husbands Maple Story avatar.

Perhaps realizing how much normal people would mock them for the arrest, the woman was jailed on computer hacking charges and could face a prison term of up to five years or a fine of $5,000.

If this dude made his wife mad enough to want to kill something of his, he is lucky it was only his game character. It could have been much worse, just ask John Bobbitt. I bet the dude used his birthday for a password.

Via Pocket-lint

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