Grown Man Hunts, Chokes Boy Over Call Of Duty Game

During a round of Call of Duty, 46-year-old Mark Bradford (pictured) was snuffed out during an online match by a 13-year-old player. Instead of respawning and trying to avenge himself in-game, Bradford went to the boy's house and choked him.

"I'd been playing the whole day and he was baiting me and baiting me and just would not shut up," said Bradford, an unemployed father of three.

According to the Daily Mail, Bradford "lost it" after the teenager called him a name. Bradford stormed into the boy's nearby house and began choking the 13-year-old with both hands.

"It's pathetic that a grown man would attack a defenceless child like this," said the boy's 33-year-old mother. "If you can't handle losing to a child then you shouldn't be playing games."

Bradford, who apparently has mental health issues, said, "He went on and on and I just lost it. I hold my hands up, I lost the plot. In a moment of madness I went round to his house. I didn't know what I was going to do."

"It wasn't malice," Bradford said, continuing. "I just grabbed him. I've seen him since and apologised. We've played online too. He's actually a decent kid."

"I hold my hands up, I lost the plot. In a moment of madness I went round to his house. I didn't know what I was going to do."

The boy's mother pulled Bradford off her son. His neck was red and he was scratched during the altercation.

"We'd had a bit of a joke and then he stormed in and grabbed me," said the boy. "I didn't know what was going on."

Bradford pleaded guilty to one count of assault, and he is currently waiting to be sentenced. Apparently, he is a family acquaintance of the 13-year-old.

The Daily Mail did not specify which Call of Duty both Bradford and the boy were playing.

When PlayStation turns nasty [Mail Online Thanks, James!]


    Why is the boys mother letting him play Call of Duty. As far as I am aware its carries a 18 cert in the UK.

      What harm could it possibly do? Cause a lunatic to come round to your house and strangle you? Like that would ever happen.

    Fair enough, really.

    Some of the kids I've heard playing those games online are practically asking for a good choking.

    Wow that 'Gaming Experience May Change Online' warning is true!

      Comment of the Week!

      I lol'd.

      Hah, I don't normally comment, though you sir win the internets today.

    This guy did what i feel like doing every time i play Call Of Duty. Drop the charges and sentence the little dipshit instead IMO.

      because a 13 year old beat you in a game.

        I don't mind getting beaten by 13 year olds... I mind it when they beat me, call me a fag and suggest that they've had sex with most of my family.

        The slurs aren't even clever, and if I'd even thought of words like that when I was their age... my folks would have thumped me senseless.

    To be honest, with some of the kids on COD, i don't blame him. Harsh, but some of the stuff I've heard said is just terrible.

    Also, why is it important what type of COD he was playing? I don't see the relevance

    Let me make sure I'm clear on this. An unemployed father of three, during an [i]all day[/i] CoD session, nerdrages and assaults a kid (granted, the kid is a ass) and we're defending this guy? Maybe he should walk away from the computer and, I dunno, get a job? Have a shave? Spend some time with his own kids (preferably without choking them)?

    Hell, if I knew the kid's parents I'd take a screenshot and show them. Then they can do the choking for me.

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