Irate dad takes potshot at gamer son

Fed up with son forgoing chores in favor of gaming, a Florida man threatens PC with handgun--which goes off.


File this story under "Tough Love." Florida media outlets are reporting that a resident of Dunedin, located near Tampa, fired a gun at his son's computer monitor after an argument.

Upset with his son spending too much time playing computer games, Joseph Langenderfer threatened his 22-year-old son, saying he was going to shoot the computer. The gun fired, putting a bullet into the wall just three feet away from the son was sitting, according to CBS-affiliate WTSP's Web site.

Local police got a 911 call from the son saying his dad shot at him after an argument. The two were reportedly arguing over the son spending too much time playing "computer games" and not doing laundry. The names of the "games" were not mentioned.

Langenderfer, who claims the gun went off accidentally, is being held on one count of attempted murder.

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