Posted on October 24, 2008, Jonathan Woman "Kills" Virtual Husband; Faces Jail Time
Ever heard the phrase, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned?” Well, that applies to the online world just as much as in real life. One Japanese man found this out the hard way recently when his virtual “wife” in Maple Story got so angry that she effectively killed his online avatar (via Yahoo! News).
The 43-year old woman carried out the digital murder after the 33-year old man suddenly “divorced” her in the game. She was quoted as saying, “I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry.” So angry in fact that she used login information she got from her former “husband” to access his account and then kill his character. The man notified police when he realized his avatar was dead, and the woman was arrested on “suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data.” She hasn’t been formally charged yet, but she could face up to five years in prison or a $5000 fine.
Fellas, let this be a lesson to you: never EVER give out your personal info to people you meet online. No, not even to your virtual spouses.