Imagine going back to prison after putting in all the work to escape prison and your downfall was that you made a Call of Duty game run and were stopped because you weren’t supposed to be out breaking lockdown. That’s the situation for Brit Clint Butler, who had been serving a 17-year prison sentence for a robbery that was set to end in 2024.
According to the West Midlands Police department, Butler broke out of jail on November 28 and wasn’t heard from until cops on a foot patrol in Birmingham, England stopped Butler and a friend as they walked the streets.
An officer asks the two what they’re up to. “I’ve come to get the new Call of Duty because I can’t sit around in lockdown,” Butler’s friend tells police. That’s when Butler tries to kick an officer in the nuts, and the hand-to-hand combat is officially on between the guy who’s been in jail 14 years and the local cops.
Butler was eventually handcuffed and hauled off. He admitted to having some weed on him and was hauled back to prison to think about that Call of Duty run. “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,” West Midlands police chief Nick Rowe said.
C’mon, Nick. The guy needed something to pass the time during lockdown. He was bored. The stupid part here is that Butler didn’t just tell his friend to go out and get the game. I’m no prison escape expert, but the last thing I’d want to do is run the risk of being stopped on an empty street by the 5-0 due to breaking ‘VID rules.