A Peterborough, Ontario, man got so enraged over the online videogame World of Warcraft that he allegedly stabbed a neighbour in the chest, sending him to hospital.
“I was sitting in my house today thinking ‘should I be dead or shouldn’t I?’” said Jordan Osborne, 20, on Thursday, who was hospitalized with a stab wound to his sternum. “And it’s all over a World of Warcraft game.”
Osborne alleges he was stabbed when he went to his neighbour’s apartment on Wednesday after hearing an argument.
“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, while his neighbour fought with a friend who was visiting and some other players over his headset. “He said, ‘It’s not just a game, it’s my life.’”
That’s when the man grabbed his throat, punched him in the face and stabbed him in the chest, Osborne said.
“Like they say, it takes over your life, man.”
Justin Williams, 21, is charged him with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, police said.
Williams was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.