If you’re going to escape prison, maybe the best course of action would be to lay low? Not for this guy, who decided to go out and buy the latest Call of Duty, because he couldn’t “sit around in lockdown”. Unfortunately for him, his efforts were quickly squandered by some eagle-eyed police officers.
Captured on body camera footage by West Midlands Police in the UK, the offender was cornered in Birmingham City Centre. In what can only be described as suspicious behaviour, the suspect saw the officers and quickly went to turn the other way.
Things quickly went into turbo when the fugitive was questioned about his reasoning for leaving the house to buy Call of Duty, and how his actions then prompted the law enforcement to do a background check on him. Before anything could even be done, the perpetrator hit one officer in the groin and attempted to escape... before he immediately slipped over and was inevitably caught after a struggle.
It was then discovered that the offender, by the name of Clint Butler, actually absconded from prison late last year and has had a warrant out for his arrest ever since. Butler was amidst a 17 year long sentence for crimes involving robbery and firearms. Since his Call of Duty escapades, he has now been jailed for 13 months for fleeing prison, on top of another six months for assaulting officers.
Here's what Superintendent Nick Rowe had to say about it:
“This was great work by our officers, acting on instinct that there was something not quite right and then challenging the men."
“Quite why he decided to risk being returned to prison by making the idiotic decision to come into town during lockdown with a friend to buy a video game will remain a bit of a mystery.”
Was going out to get Call of Duty worth it? We don’t think so.
Do you think it was worth the risk of getting caught? Let us know in the comments below.