The Call Was Too Strong
Crime doesn’t pay, folks. Also, if you are going to be a criminal, try not to get caught. Maybe not my best advice, but whatever. Let Clint Butler be the example. He was serving a 17-year sentence for armed robbery and firearm possession, but in November 2020, Butler escaped from HMP Spring Hill open prison (Open prison? Really?) and has been a fugitive ever since. Earlier this week, he was confronted by police when he was out trying to buy Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War. A gamer’s gotta game, I guess.
Bodycam footage showing showing British police officers confronting Butler on the street during lockdown in Birmingham, England. He gave them a fake name, but when he was made, he attacked them with a kick in the shin and tried to escape. After a brief struggle on the ground, he was apprehended. His 17-year sentence was increased by 13 months for escape and 6 months for assaulting a police officer.
CALL OF DUTY: Police officers are punched in the face and attacked whilst apprehending an armed fugitive who broke cover to buy a video game during COVID-19 lockdown in Birmingham, England. https://t.co/ONzNmgunhC pic.twitter.com/3zWZCvPVA9
— ABC News (@ABC) March 5, 2021
We are all experiencing a bit of cabin fever these days, but I mean have some self-control. I’m not wanted by the police, but even wouldn’t go out right now just to buy a new game. Download Call of Duty like the rest of us in 2021. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
Have you risked it all for a video game before? Let us know in the comments below.