Over the weekend, a 9 year old boy Anthony Maldonaldo was killed by a man with a history of mental issues. The stabbing occurred following a disagreement while playing Tony Hawk: Ride
on the PS3
. This story has garnered a lot of attention out here on the east coast, as it happened in New York.
Obviously, the story here isn't the video game, it's that someone with a history of mental illness was allowed in a situation with a child where there lacked enough capable adult supervision to prevent this tragedy. But the fact that a video game was even remotely involved of course leads the headlines
Tony Hawk responded just a few moments ago via Twitter (@tonyhawk) with a simple: "RIP, Anthony Maldonado", and a link to the NY News story
of the incident.