This week in why we can’t have nice things, a grown man apparently threatened to kill a little kid who beat him in Fortnite.
Yesterday, New York’s News 12 reported on the arrest of the 45-year-old man, Michael Aliperti, who was arraigned by police for aggravated harassment and “acting in a manner to injure a child.” Police say he used his XBox to threaten to shoot the 11-year-old who’d just dunked on him in Fortnite, even telling the kid he knew where he went to school. Yikes.
“Mr. [Aliperti] did not directly threaten the school, but he did threaten the 11-year-old stating he knew where he went to school, so that was good enough for us,” police told the news station, noting that security patrols at the school have been increased.
Hey, maybe just don’t threaten anybody over a freakin’ video game, especially one designed such that you almost never win anyway, then you’ll never find yourself in the middle of a school shooting threat criminal case.