Escaped Prisoner Caught Trying to Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
After over three months in hiding, an escaped prisoner was apprehended on Friday by police. The reason he was caught: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. He will now serve an extra 13 months at her Majesty’s pleasure for the escape and for attacking the officer that arrested him.
Yes, that’s right, lockdown doesn’t only affect law-abiding citizens. The escaped prisoner was so bored, he risked being spotted just to purchase the popular FPS title.
Initially, he gave them a false name and claimed “I’ve come to get the new Call of Duty because I can’t sit around in lockdown.” But this lie quickly fell apart when the police went to check his details. He promptly tried to run away.
After a violent struggle, Butler was subdued, and back up was called. Eventually, he admitted he was an escaped prisoner. You can watch the full encounter on YouTube after West Midlands Police released the body-cam footage.