Florida woman dislocates son’s jaw because he wouldn’t quit Fortnite - Dexerto

Florida woman dislocates son’s jaw because he wouldn’t quit Fortnite

Published: 26/Oct/2019 0:42 Updated: 26/Oct/2019 1:00

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A woman in Florida has reportedly been arrested after she lashed out and dislocated her son’s jaw – all because he wouldn’t stop playing hit battle royale Fortnite.

Fortnite has been a gigantic success ever since its release in September 2017, and fans of the genre – children especially – have flocked to the game like flies. The free-to-play title has been played by over 250 million people, and generated over two billion dollars in revenue.

But one woman from Florida decided she’d had enough of her son’s enjoyment of the battle royale title, and ended up dislocating his jaw when he wouldn’t stop playing.

35-year-old Ann Perugia from South Dayton, Florida was arrested after being accused of assault on her 10-year-old son on October 23. The boy – who can’t be named for legal reasons – was said to have “forgotten” to quit the game when asked to take a shower.

According to a police report obtained by Florida TV station WFLA, when questioned whether the son had taken a shower and he responded “no”, Perugia then followed him to the bathroom and proceeded to punch him in the face and dislocated his jaw. 

Scratches were also discovered on the boy’s body, believed to have been inflicted by his mother.

WFLA / Volusia County CorrectionsAnn Perugia was arrested after being accused of dislocating her 10-year-old son’s jaw.

Perugia reportedly then called the child’s father, Brian Butler, and asked him to come and pick his son up. Upon arrival, the boy was said to be standing outside the family home with a bag of clothes, shortly before the mother came out and told the father to take his son and go.

After being arrested, the boy’s mom reportedly told police that the 10-year-old came home from school and immediately started playing Fortnite. 

When told to get in the shower, the son refused and when asked why he had an attitude, he responded with “I hate you, and you don’t do anything for me!”

The mother is reportedly charged with aggravated child abuse with physical injury, though has not admitted to being violent towards her son.

He is now staying with another family relative throughout the ongoing case as his father doesn’t have full custody rights.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.