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Teen beats man at COD, man beats teen in real life

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Oct 2011 21:54 User comments (42)

Teen beats man at COD, man beats teen in real life According to a report in the British papers, Mark Bradford, a father of three, was playing a round of Call of Duty multiplayer online against a teen last week.
The teen sniped Bradford, killing his character repeatedly in the game, and then teased him via headset about it.

Bradford, who is 46, then allegedly drove to the teen's house and choked the child, resulting in a scratch and reddening of the neck, says Cnet.

The adult is now out on bail, but will be back in court later this month.

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42 user comments

11.10.2011 22:03

Oh, yeah! I bet he blamed the game.

21.10.2011 22:34

That kid's smack talkin' must be brutal.

31.10.2011 22:56

FINALLY. I bet the kid wasn't so tough anymore when he showed up at his doorstep. I wonder how he found out where he lived. Maybe now we'll hear less of 10-20 years olds saying "fag" online.

42.10.2011 0:41

Originally posted by mike.m:
FINALLY. I bet the kid wasn't so tough anymore when he showed up at his doorstep. I wonder how he found out where he lived. Maybe now we'll hear less of 10-20 years olds saying "fag" online.
its not hard to back trace IP's to there originated address. most telecoms have a nasty habit of leaving unwanted info in sent packets.

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52.10.2011 1:15

thats what ppl get for talking shit. they should learn a lesson from this.


Being nice always has its own consequences

62.10.2011 2:11

Since no one was seriously hurt I don't feel bad loling about this.


Carpe Noctem

72.10.2011 7:07

People always think they can say whatever they want and they'll be okay. The kid is fine, so whatever and the father is being punished (as he should), but the kid better think twice about running his mouth next time.

If I do get a console it will be a PS3 though over the 360 because I believe the community tends to be older (and consequently, more mature)... and other reasons like Blu-Ray and their exclusives, of course :P

82.10.2011 10:14

Hmm... Kids these days think they're untouchable, specially on the web/online games. The game may not be the culprit of the man's actions, but violent games tend to "morph" people's temper and thoughts and make them do stupid stuff.


DS Warrior ! ! !

92.10.2011 10:24

this is bar none the funniest result of a punk ass sniper. thats what u get you little camping b!t$h!!!!!!!!

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102.10.2011 10:54

He got what he deserved some people need to learn how to talk online. I bet he probably gave the guy his address trying to be a tough and wasn't expecting anything to happen.

112.10.2011 10:55

This has been a big problem in poor areas for years, kids yelling smack and throwing things at people driving through because they have to get out of the road and let the cars through while the paremts sit on the porch, dring beer and laugh. I have no sympathy for those parents whose kids get beat down for this BS. You don't teach your kids to be respectful, you never know when someone is going to go postal on them. But they are the first ones on tv crying a river about how their kid was a perfect angel and wanted to grow up to be a minister... Most likely want to grow up and be on WWE Smackdown, (the fact that shows like that can stay on the air says a lot about our society!). Teach your kids to be disrespectful morons and that's what they will grow up to be, if they live to grow up. I'm not saying it's right to go beat some kid, but you never know when the person you mouth off to is on the edge of insanity, it's just not samrt to assume the law will protect you from crazy people....

122.10.2011 11:40

lol

132.10.2011 14:23

Originally posted by FreddyF:
Most likely want to grow up and be on WWE Smackdown, (the fact that shows like that can stay on the air says a lot about our society!).

Yes Smackdown is the root of all evil, but Jack Bauer can blast and kill and torture who ever he wants but wrestlers are the bad guys lol. Let's not discriminate against the most basic cartoon and kids shows. Now I don't know what era you grew up in, but I watched everything from Bugs Bunny,Road Runner and Coyote,Tom and Jerry, Transformers, Power Rangers, G.I. Joe, Batman,and so forth. On the surface they all seem like high quality kid entertainment, but what do they all have in common? Violence. Many of these shows are still on the air in some form or another, but yet WWE is the end all be all of violence lol.


As for the kid, just to play devils advocate here, who says the kid wasnt just kidding around and having some fun with the dad. It could be one of his kids friends just kidding with him, the dad had a bad day,the kid said just the right thing to p!ss of the dad not actually meaning to, and the dad went to the kids house and beat him.

On the other hand perhaps the kid was being the typical kind of kid that deters many from playing on line, constantly sniping, guarding the spawn points,etc and deserved it. In such case, while the dad may have been wrong, hopefully the kid learned a lesson. Sadly not to many other kids will I doubt.

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142.10.2011 16:18

Ah yes this reminds me of the good old days where ya watched your mouth or would be liable to be picking your teeth up off the floor. Granted the Dad shoulda found a 17 year old to teach the kid a lesson. Lesson learned non the less I think!


Just my $0.02,

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152.10.2011 18:22

Who HASN'T run across someone online that DESERVES a physical beating?

162.10.2011 19:22

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l1_8wefR7c

If only this was real...wait it is.

172.10.2011 21:17

Man is a sore loser. 3 children is going be taken away I bet.

183.10.2011 1:57

Originally posted by KSib:
People always think they can say whatever they want and they'll be okay. The kid is fine, so whatever and the father is being punished (as he should), but the kid better think twice about running his mouth next time.

If I do get a console it will be a PS3 though over the 360 because I believe the community tends to be older (and consequently, more mature)... and other reasons like Blu-Ray and their exclusives, of course :P
PS3's community is older than 360s but the amount of annoying people is the exact same. I have both, played on both.

193.10.2011 2:22

the man is pathetic.
(the sarcasm starts)i lost are a game of chess against my brother,he stirred me up a bit rubbing it in maybe i should bash him.i got beat at a game of 8ball a few years ago by a 15 yo who stirred me up a bit maybe i should of bashed him.maybe when im 46 i should get videogames and play online and go around bashing teenagers that beat me at the game.(end of sarcasm)
hope you can see by my sarcasm that bashing someone cause you lose at a game is pretty much stupid and pointless.being 46 and having 3 kids of his own he should be patient and know what teenagers are like.im 27 and i know you dont hit someone unless you have no other option.I also know if someone beats you at something practise and improve to the point where you wont be beaten at it.


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203.10.2011 3:13

Originally posted by DSWarrior:
Hmm... Kids these days think they're untouchable, specially on the web/online games. The game may not be the culprit of the man's actions, but violent games tend to "morph" people's temper and thoughts and make them do stupid stuff.
Actually, the studies seem to indicate that the only "morphing" of peoples tempers and thoughts are towards the peaceful end. Frustration and taunting...those tend to "morph" people's emotions towards the violent end of the spectrum...and this happens without video games.

I think the strangler needs some serious mental help...it isn't like he snapped and strangled the person next to him or something...he researched the address, drove across town, rang the doorbell, and then strangled the first person who came to the door...that is the kind of thing that serial killers do.


213.10.2011 3:59

Originally posted by DSWarrior:
Hmm... Kids these days think they're untouchable, specially on the web/online games. The game may not be the culprit of the man's actions, but violent games tend to "morph" people's temper and thoughts and make them do stupid stuff.
people should be untouchable on the net and on online games.i dont see your full name,phone number and address on afterdawn for any crazy person using the internet to phone you or come to your house.people should be able to have a bit of privacy especially kids.

@ksib people should be able to say anything they want its called freedom of speech.o wait theres laws against it but none to allow it.

@kb i totally agree the man needs serious help.

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224.10.2011 9:07

"Freedom of speech" is NOT license to say absolutely anything you like, either de facto or de jure. Try yelling "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater; enjoy that felony charge! For that matter, try telling a cop exactly what flavor bacon you think he is, next time. The beating ought to be refreshing.

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234.10.2011 15:09

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:

@ksib people should be able to say anything they want its called freedom of speech.o wait theres laws against it but none to allow it.
Freedom of speech has nothing to do with anything I just said.

245.10.2011 6:05

Originally posted by Bozobub:
"Freedom of speech" is NOT license to say absolutely anything you like, either de facto or de jure. Try yelling "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater; enjoy that felony charge! For that matter, try telling a cop exactly what flavor bacon you think he is, next time. The beating ought to be refreshing.
While the dirty cop might beat you for it, there are no laws against calling a cop bacon...and if he beats you for it and your friend catches it on a camera phone, the lawsuit will pay for 4 years of higher learning.

There are rules in place for the games...and you can get kicked or banned for swearing or even for antagonizing people in some cases, but the fact remains...if you say something to someone (anything with the exception of, "I give consent for you to hit me"), and they hit you, they are breaking the law.


255.10.2011 8:06

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Bozobub:
"Freedom of speech" is NOT license to say absolutely anything you like, either de facto or de jure. Try yelling "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater; enjoy that felony charge! For that matter, try telling a cop exactly what flavor bacon you think he is, next time. The beating ought to be refreshing.
While the dirty cop might beat you for it, there are no laws against calling a cop bacon...and if he beats you for it and your friend catches it on a camera phone, the lawsuit will pay for 4 years of higher learning.

There are rules in place for the games...and you can get kicked or banned for swearing or even for antagonizing people in some cases, but the fact remains...if you say something to someone (anything with the exception of, "I give consent for you to hit me"), and they hit you, they are breaking the law.

And? That's why I spoke of de facto ("as fact") and de jure ("as law"). Try insulting the cop (at least, if not too many people are around) and you will learn exactly what I meant.

Freedom under the law (de jure) DOES NOT equal actual freedom.

267.10.2011 20:23

this "adult" did two stupid things. 1) the assault. 2) running his dumb ass back to the same spot over and over again to get snipped.

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278.10.2011 5:07

that little punk had it comin to him, my hats off to the the man for beatin the shit out out of the x gen kid - he deserve it!

289.10.2011 5:35

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Bozobub:
"Freedom of speech" is NOT license to say absolutely anything you like, either de facto or de jure. Try yelling "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater; enjoy that felony charge! For that matter, try telling a cop exactly what flavor bacon you think he is, next time. The beating ought to be refreshing.
While the dirty cop might beat you for it, there are no laws against calling a cop bacon...and if he beats you for it and your friend catches it on a camera phone, the lawsuit will pay for 4 years of higher learning.

There are rules in place for the games...and you can get kicked or banned for swearing or even for antagonizing people in some cases, but the fact remains...if you say something to someone (anything with the exception of, "I give consent for you to hit me"), and they hit you, they are breaking the law.

And? That's why I spoke of de facto ("as fact") and de jure ("as law"). Try insulting the cop (at least, if not too many people are around) and you will learn exactly what I meant.

Freedom under the law (de jure) DOES NOT equal actual freedom.
when i was a teenager we yelled "PIGS" as a cop car was driving past.the cops did drive over and ask if there was a problem to which we all responded no and they said well there could be soon.i get the perception that cops in america are very violent and use excessive force alot (thats the perception you get from watching youtube videos).the police in south australia seem very laid back.

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2910.10.2011 11:00

This is so funny. There should be an age grouping for xbox live members and some way to enforce it. When I play xbox live with strangers(Which is pretty sparse)I put the headset on the controller and rest it on the couch. @ 32 years old, I don't want those pre-pubescent shrieking little turds breaking my eardrums/speakers. UGH!

I WON'T GO DOWN TO THE LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND PLAY WITH THE CHILDREN THERE. WHAT MAKES MICROSOFT AND SONY THINK I WOULD WANT TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES WITH THEM ON THEIR SYSTEMS?

3011.10.2011 1:07

Originally posted by 8686:
This is so funny. There should be an age grouping for xbox live members and some way to enforce it. When I play xbox live with strangers(Which is pretty sparse)I put the headset on the controller and rest it on the couch. @ 32 years old, I don't want those pre-pubescent shrieking little turds breaking my eardrums/speakers. UGH!

I WON'T GO DOWN TO THE LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND PLAY WITH THE CHILDREN THERE. WHAT MAKES MICROSOFT AND SONY THINK I WOULD WANT TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES WITH THEM ON THEIR SYSTEMS?
i think the majority of videogames are aimed at teenagers.Don't think the teenagers want some adult moaning about losing at a game either.

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318.11.2011 22:24
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Originally posted by Hyasuma:
thats what ppl get for talking edited by ddp. they should learn a lesson from this.
Really? Are you kidding? ITS A edited by ddp GAME! The 46 old obviously has some sort of problem if he beating up a teenager over a VIDEO GAME!
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329.11.2011 8:02

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:

when i was a teenager we yelled "PIGS" as a cop car was driving past.the cops did drive over and ask if there was a problem to which we all responded no and they said well there could be soon.i get the perception that cops in america are very violent and use excessive force alot (thats the perception you get from watching youtube videos).the police in south australia seem very laid back.

Remember it was you who was provoking the cops for no good reason that judge them to use too much force. Note I was young once and did more than that being draft-able during the Vietnam conflict. Later I worked in Philly. They had the most brutal cops in the US. The people that lived in the poorer neighborhoods, most likely to get abuse, approved of the excessive force. They were only half as lucky to fall victim of a violent crime than if they lived in a neighborhood of a like sized city. When the cops were finally muzzled, the crime rate moved up to a normal level. At least in that city police brutality was an effective deterrent. If you got caught doing a violent crime and the cops figured you did it and you were a repeat offender, they beat the crap out of you. The more beating you had, the worse they were. The criminals feared that more than prison. The locals believe after a few beating the criminals left town because they feared the next beating.

339.11.2011 9:37

THis is a cut and dry case, LIFE IN PRISON.....PERIOD. THis man can NEVER EVER EVER be trusted to make the right decision again based solely on this. I'm thinking a death sentence would be better because if he's capable of doing this and going that far then what else is he capable of??

349.11.2011 12:39

This little bit of "news" is actually just repeating a common urban myth that has gone around the internet for many years. I have heard this same story repeated over and over, they just change the name of the game to whatever the current popular game is.

359.11.2011 13:38

Originally posted by keola37:
This little bit of "news" is actually just repeating a common urban myth that has gone around the internet for many years. I have heard this same story repeated over and over, they just change the name of the game to whatever the current popular game is.
So you are saying this never happened?

369.11.2011 16:38

Originally posted by Mez:
Originally posted by keola37:
This little bit of "news" is actually just repeating a common urban myth that has gone around the internet for many years. I have heard this same story repeated over and over, they just change the name of the game to whatever the current popular game is.
So you are saying this never happened?
Im not saying that something like this has never happened... just saying that it is a story that gets repeated from time to time.

Maybe it did happen.

379.11.2011 17:07

Ehh, most of the British media picked it up and ran with it.

389.11.2011 23:10

Originally posted by keola37:
Im not saying that something like this has never happened... just saying that it is a story that gets repeated from time to time.

Maybe it did happen.
It still sounds like you think that this particular story is made up or a parody of something that happened a long time ago. All you need to do is google "Mark Bradford" and you will get a hundred or so hits. Do you think they are all making it up? About 20 of the hits are large media corporations such as newspapers and TV stations. They would go out of business if they made stuff up all the time.

Or do you think this happened in the distant past and the media is just drudging it up again? If so why? Since Mark is out on bail it couldn't have happened too long ago. Or is that made up?

Do you think the media has an ax to grind with persons that play video games or something so they made it up?

399.11.2011 23:53

Originally posted by Mez:
Originally posted by keola37:
Im not saying that something like this has never happened... just saying that it is a story that gets repeated from time to time.

Maybe it did happen.
It still sounds like you think that this particular story is made up or a parody of something that happened a long time ago. All you need to do is google "Mark Bradford" and you will get a hundred or so hits. Do you think they are all making it up? About 20 of the hits are large media corporations such as newspapers and TV stations. They would go out of business if they made stuff up all the time.

Or do you think this happened in the distant past and the media is just drudging it up again? If so why? Since Mark is out on bail it couldn't have happened too long ago. Or is that made up?

Do you think the media has an ax to grind with persons that play video games or something so they made it up?

You seem to be taking this all very personally.

I should have worded my original post differently, I only meant that this is a common urban myth.

I have NO idea about the validity of this particular story.

4010.11.2011 7:50

No, I am not taking this personally at all. I am just a pain in the ass. I like to try to draw out reasons for strange perceptions. Sometimes that is very interesting...

I figure either you are the type of person that believes they know more about the news just sitting at their desk than all the media companies in the world or, more boring, you don't understand what an urban myth is.

Urban myths are common misconceptions. That is why they are myths. For instance saying the sun produces light is not an urban myth but a fact. I will agree that there is a belief that ultra violent games and movies are linked to violent behavior. That is not a common urban myth but a statical fact. Some believe the movies and games promote violence. I figure that is wrong. People that like violence are more apt to do violence because they are not inhibited like most of us. Aside from that, there is nothing in Snopes to suggest that games produce violent behavior.

That is why I find you so interesting. You may believe their is no true linkage between violent games and violent behavior but I really can't tell from your posts.

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4110.11.2011 12:40

Originally posted by Mez:
No, I am not taking this personally at all. I am just a pain in the ass. I like to try to draw out reasons for strange perceptions. Sometimes that is very interesting...

I figure either you are the type of person that believes they know more about the news just sitting at their desk than all the media companies in the world or, more boring, you don't understand what an urban myth is.

Urban myths are common misconceptions. That is why they are myths. For instance saying the sun produces light is not an urban myth but a fact. I will agree that there is a belief that ultra violent games and movies are linked to violent behavior. That is not a common urban myth but a statical fact. Some believe the movies and games promote violence. I figure that is wrong. People that like violence are more apt to do violence because they are not inhibited like most of us. Aside from that, there is nothing in Snopes to suggest that games produce violent behavior.

That is why I find you so interesting. You may believe their is no true linkage between violent games and violent behavior but I really can't tell from your posts.
oh.. i see

well...

You need to get a frickin life then, dude.

Sitting in your Mom's basement and picking arguments over semantics on the internet.... how's that working out for you?

4211.11.2011 10:01

You have me way wrong, not that I give a rat's ass.

You think I a have a problem which I may since I do like to pick on persons with personality flaws like you.

You can't omit to any kind of error. That is your flaw. You state something wacky to the world and get get very defensive when I call you on it.

Attacking me personally instead of just stating that you miss spoke is all part of that syndrome.

You are way too close to normal to have any real fun with you so I am happy to apologize.

Sorry for pulling your chain!

I will warn you I am not the only person on this board that does this. Less that a year ago, some member found a poster that went completely bonkers after only a few nudges.

I might add, this is working just fine for me. I really enjoy uncovering a raving lunatic every so often. The last I uncovered actually believed the US military had ray guns and flying saucers. That is far more entertaining for me than dealing with sane persons.

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