Warcraft player chokes mother after refusing to quiet down

Posted By | On 18th, Feb. 2010 Under offbeat

27-year old James Swan was so incensed after his mother told him to quiet down his World of Warcraft playing that he choked her, before ramming his own head through a wall.

According to Kotaku, Swan, of Manatee, Florida, was playing World of Warcraft while drinking on the 11th February, when his 50-year old mother interrupted his play session to tell him to hush up because her three grandchildren were sleeping. Police say that after Swan ignored the simple request, his mother put a hand on his shoulder, at which point he stood up, grabbed his mother by the hair and threw her across the room.

James Swan, 27.

According to a police report released by the Bradenton Herald, she managed to get into the kitchen to dial 911. Swan then ripped the phone off the wall, and plunged his head into the hole where it had been. He then threw his mother to the ground and started choking her. Seeing the struggle, Swan’s grandfather took a gun into the room, where, still holstered, the gun misfired, grazing James Swan’s ear.

Of course, it is impossible to shift the blame entirely on the game, but it is certainly part of the issue. No one was seriously injured. And now Swan is stewing in a cell.

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