Gamer Drives Girlfriend Off Road Over PlayStation

Pa. man forces girlfriend off the road after she takes away his PlayStation.

October 13, 2010, 10:46 AM

Oct. 13, 2010— -- Before you separate a grown man from his gaming machine, consider this: A 42-year-old man from Pennsylvania flew into a fit of fury after his girlfriend took away his PlayStation gaming console, and he now faces several charges, including reckless endangerment, simple assault and disorderly conduct.

When his live-in girlfriend, Colleen Frable, 36, took his PlayStation to work with her, Darren Suchon, 42, from Palmerton, Pa., hopped into her 1996 gold Porsche and gave chase to Frable in her Chevy Impala, hitting the car and ultimately forcing her off the road, police said.

Detective Matthew Enstrom with the Lehigh Township Police Department said the Friday incident occurred after the couple had had a verbal dispute over the amount of time Suchon, who is reportedly unemployed, spent playing video games. Frable said she was upset because Suchon played video games all day long, Enstrom said.

Frable and Suchon did not immediately respond to requests for comment from

But according to the police report, Suchon was so enraged when Frable took away his gaming console that he jumped into his car, chasing and swerving toward Frable to gain her attention.

Suchon later told police that he'd "tapped" her car, and that it was "not a big deal."

"When she stopped, I just wanted the game. I would never hurt her. I just wanted the game," he told police, Enstrom said.

According to the police report, Frable said she was forced to drive onto the shoulder of the road to avoid getting hit. She also said that when she stopped at a traffic light, he drove the Porsche into the back of her Chevy Impala.

When she pulled into the parking lot of a local business, witnesses told police that they saw Suchon clawing at Suchon's driver's side window, screaming, "I'm going to break the f**king window!"

Gamer Faces Assault Charges Over PlayStation

Enstrom said Suchon had been charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, a summary count of harassment, a summary count of disorderly conduct, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. He also said Suchon had been sent to the Northampton County Prison with a $25,000 bail and is scheduled to appear at a hearing Oct. 18.

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