Japanese police arrest woman after virtually killing online husband
A Japanese woman was arrested Wednesday, after she virtually killed her online husband in a role-play game, who divorced her without her knowledge.
The woman, 43, of Miyazaki, was taken by police 620 miles to Sapporo, the city where her online husband lives, BBC News reported.
After learning that her online husband was divorcing her, the woman logged into his account on the popular virtual reality game Maplestory. She then proceeded to kill her online-husband's character.
"I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry," the woman told investigators.
Police said the woman did not try any real-life retaliation against the man.
The woman faces charges for illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data, the Star Tribune reported.
If convicted, the woman could face up to five years in prison and a fine of $5,000.