The always interesting column “The genius of the day” returns with an almost incredible story, in the true sense of the word. The protagonists of the story are call of Dutythe branded shooter Activisionand a fugitive wanted by the police who is very bored.
After escaping from prison last year and hiding for months, a man in the UK was arrested after venturing into a shop to buy a copy of Call of Duty. Yes, you understood very well: despite being wanted and fugitivedecided to go all out for a copy of Call of Duty, failing miserably.
According to West Midlands Police, 36-year-old Clint Butler, an escaped prisoner in Birmingham, ventured into the city on January 13 to purchase a copy of Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Butler was a wanted man by the police, having escaped from HMP Spring Hill Prison in Buckinghamshire in November last year, where he was serving an extended sentence of 17 years for crimes including robbery and firearm offenses. Not happy, he not only ventured into the city despite being wanted, but also during the lockdown regime imposed by the pandemic.
When local police spotted Butler and his friend, the two changed direction to avoid the cops. This attracted the attention of the police, who asked Butler what he was doing around during the medical block. The man, according to the police report, replied: “I came to get the new one call of Duty because I can’t remain in isolation “.
The agents then asked for some details, at which point Butler attacked one of the officers. After he was arrested, the cops discovered that Butler had reported false data, and that he was the wanted fugitive. The brilliant idea of him cost him a new sentence: 13 extra months for the escape and 6 months for the confrontation with the police, in addition to the previous sentence.
Police Superintendent Nick Rowe later confided that the reason that prompted the fugitive to come out still seems confused:
Why he decided to risk being taken back to prison by making the idiotic decision to come to town while closing with a friend to buy a video game will remain a bit of a mystery.
In short, what to say: congratulations from all of us for the brilliant move.
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