PS3 online argument turns into real life beatdown

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  1. soulx
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    Videogames bring people together and sometimes, when those people are together, they'll kick the everloving shite out of each other. Thus it was that Eric LaChapelle and Cory Chalich ended up having a physical altercation due to an online game.

    The two were playing an unnamed PS3 game via the PlayStation Network when an argument broke out. Most of us would block the other person and forget about it, but LaChapelle instead drove to Chalich's house and proceeded to beat him up. Chalich grabbed a knife to defend himself and threatened his assailant, who ran away. He was arrested minutes later.

    LaChapelle has been charged with third degree assault and Chalich is charged with second degree menacing. What a pair of winners.
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    I lol'd. LaChapelle took it too seriously.
     


  2. SparkFenix

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    Wait

    He was getting beat up and used a knife to protect himself without harming the other guy and hes charged?

    CAN PEOPLE NOT SELF DEFEND THEMSELVES THESE DAYS?
     
  3. Rock Raiyu

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    It's one thing to defend yourself.

    It's another thing to defend yourself with a knife and then THREATEN another person's life.
     
  4. Rydian

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    • On one end of the scale, you have grabbing a knife to defend yourself.
    • On the other end, you have grabbing a knife and yelling "BITCH I'MMA' TAKE THIS KNIFE AND RIP YO *** OUT YO *** SO HARD AND CUT YO *** UNTIL YOU SCREAM FOR MERCY BUT NO THEN I'LL **** YOU WITH A **** IN THE SIDE OF THE ****!"
    Considering he got charged, I'm willing to bet it's more towards the second end of the scale.
     
  5. Sevael

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    There's also the factor of relevance when it comes to self-defense. You can't kill someone in self-defense if your life wasn't in danger, for example.

    It's highly unlikely that his life was in legitimate danger from some who wants to fistfight over an argument. Damage dealt under the claim of self-defense (physical or emotional) must be considered reasonable. A large kitchen knife would probably be considered excessive in this situation.
     
  6. gameboy13

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    Have you noticed how many stupid people are in the world these days? Getting into a real life fight over a video game is the most retarded thing ever.
     
  7. Yoshimashin

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    At least he won't be on PSN for awhile.
     
  8. Revolution [9]

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    Well he WAS trespassing... I would think he would have the right to threaten him if someone's on his property. Just think of everyone shot for trespassing in the South. x]
     
  9. Aeladya

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    His life could have been in danger...the guy could have broken some ribs and caused them to puncture his heart or kicked his head in...sorry too much SVU [​IMG].
     
  10. Bladexdsl

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    crazy ps3 boyz how did he even find out his address? [​IMG]
     
  11. SPH73

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again, Sony fanboys are the most hostile and agressive of all fanboys.
     
  12. Canonbeat234

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    This is what all true HARDCORE GAMERS strive for!
     
  13. jan777

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    What did you say? WTF DID YOU SAY TO US? BITCH IMMA FIND YO ADDRESS!!!

    LOLJK. im a ninty fanboy. [​IMG]
     
  14. DarkShadow96

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    hahahaha.... Wow... So the dude actually gave Lachappelle his address and the he wasted his gas to go to the mans play to personally beat his ass? Too jokes.


    Naw, Halo fanboys are the most aggressive. I know many at my old school. Someone once said that COD and Battlefield beats Halo any day(I agree) and after school, they all beat him down. Sad story is sad...
     
  15. dinofan01

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    I still wanna know how he got his address.
     
  16. DarkShadow96

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    You know those internet fights where two people would be arguing and the other starts saying "Gimme yo address right nao so I can fit my shoe up yo ass!" then the other one agrees to it and actually gives him the address thinking the other guy is just making himself seem hard? Well I'm sure that's what happened here.

    So kitties, don't give any strangers your address when having a fight or else, the same may happen [​IMG]
     
  17. Bladexdsl

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    um....no as a true hardcore gamer i wouldn't be stupid enough to even try this [​IMG]
     
  18. Nikolay

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    I'm guessing this all started with Modern Warfare 2.
     
  19. gifi4

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    Can't belive this lol, I've gotten into fights on psn but neither of us took it this far (apart from one guy who threatened to call the cops on me) seriously some people go crazy when it comes to games, can't wait for Black Ops =)
     
  20. Infinite Zero

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    That's retarded. [​IMG] Why would you even do that!?