Long Island man threatened to shoot child following Fortnite loss

Lester Mason
September 19, 2018

"For an adult to threaten an 11-year-old kind of gives new definition to sore loser".

Michael Aliperti, 45, of Huntington, was arrested around 1:40 a.m. and faces charges of second-degree aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

A 45-year-old guy in NY was arrested on Monday night after he lost a game of "Fortnite" to an 11-year-old boy and threatened to go to his school and SHOOT HIM.

The child's family reported the incident to police, who increased their presence at the child's school.

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His neighbors were bothered by the allegations.

"The 45-year-old needs to find something better to do with his time than playing video games with an 11-year-old", David Deslauriers added. And parents should monitor their kids' gaming.

Local police chief Stuart Cameron told reporters that further threats indicated Aliperti threatened to carry out the killing at the child's school as well, saying they were treating it as a school shooting threat.

Unfortunately, that can lead to the development of situations like these, especially when someone takes things too seriously and loses perspective of the fact that it is simply a video game designed for people to have fun playing against each other. He was ordered to stay away from the child and his young group playing Fortnite.

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