Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Fortnite loser, 45, threatened to shoot boy, 11, after playing online

Fortnite loser, 45, threatened to shoot boy, 11, after playing online

45-year-old Michael Aliperti of Long Island, New York was arrested after threatening to shoot and kill an 11 year old boy he lost to in Fortnite.

The unnamed boy, from Kings Park, told cops some of the menacing messages were sent via Xbox after he beat the grown man at the online survival shooter game. This Fortnite Battle Royale player allegedly threatened to shoot an 11-year old after a loss.

Michael Aliperti was arrested in his West Neck home at 1:40 a.m.

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Aliperti was arrested Tuesday on charges of aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child.

Officials say that Aliperti messaged the boy through the Xbox messaging service, as well as through text message, and said that he may find the boy at school.

Police urge parents to monitor their children's video game playing and be aware of who their online opponents are.

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'We took this as a school threat, ' Cameron said.

The popular battle royale game has also made headlines for the psychological impact it may have on those playing it.

A man from NY has been arrested after taking a loss in a match of Fortnite Battle Royale a little too seriously. Recently, there have been reports that the video game has caused numerous divorces.

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Moving forward, Fortnite's popularity will ensure that it stays in the headlines for both positive and negative reasons for the foreseeable future.

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