To which extent can you go to play a video game? Well till the time you figure it out, one UK man went to buy Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the latest entry in the long-running franchise, ignoring the fact he was a fugitive who’d escaped from prison. And unfortunately, he was caught by police and is now in jail.
West Midlands Police reports that a 36-year-old Clint Butler had been serving a 17-year extended sentence for crimes including robbery and firearms offenses, which is due to finish in 2024. But he escaped from the HMP Spring Hill open prison in Buckinghamshire, around midnight on 28th November 2020, and was issued as wanted by Thames Valley Police.
And on January 13th of this year, two Birmingham police officers saw Butler and a friend in Birmingham’s city center. Who changed direction when they spotted the cops. When cops asked why they’re in the town – even after England’s strict ‘stay at home’ rules, Butler replied: “I’ve come to get the new Call of Duty because I can’t sit around in lockdown.” (could have downloaded it)
As you can see in the below video, after an officer asked to check 36-year-old Butler’s details, the fugitive kicked one officer and tried to run off. But then officers used incapacitant spray in order to restrain him. Turns out, Bulter is now back inside the jailed for 13 months for escaping from prison, and six months consecutively for assaulting the officers, just to buy the latest entry of Call of Duty.