Eric Hall, a 24-year-old Floridian and retired Marine, has now been missing for a week
. His friends say that shortly after playing Call of Duty
(4, we assume), Hall "just got up and said that he had to go." He was last seen departing his home on a motorcycle, which was later found on the side of a road. The local sheriff's office claims that the man was suffering from hallucinations and flashbacks to his time spent serving in Iraq, where he was injured during a patrol by an exploding bomb, which did tremendous damage to the left side of his body, and reportedly decapitated Hall's best friend in front of his eyes.
It's not exactly confirmed that Call of Duty
was behind Hall's disappearance -- after all, we found the story on Fox News
, who has a less than objective view of video gaming
as a whole. Regardless, we wish Hall's family the best of luck in locating him, though, as Hall's father pointed out, it's tough to find a Marine that doesn't want to be found.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]