It sounds like a joke, doesn’t it? However, according to Yahoo news, a 43-year-old Japanese woman was arrested after she “killed” her online ex-husband.

This happened in the MMOG Maple Story. Apparently she was “married” in the virtual world to a man who subsequently “divorced” her without warning. Keep in mind, this was all online; they were not, in fact, married in the real world.

Being upset by this turn of affairs, she logged into her ex’s account and “killed” the character. The man, in turn, complained to the police. The woman was arrested for unauthorized computer use and data manipulation.

Oddly, no names are mentioned in the article. Which makes me wonder if this is real or a clever hoax. I’ll be keeping an eye on news sites for further developments. If any ;)

Woman Arrested After Killing Virtual Ex at Yahoo