Clint Butler was serving a 17-year sentence for various crimes, including robbery and offenses involving firearms. A sentence that was supposed to end in 2024. But he had escaped from prison around midnight since November 28, 2020 and has not been tracked since. Too bad that now they have arrested him again and the reason is paradoxical. The West Midlands police in fact surprised him (the county of Birmingham in England, to be clear) while he was wandering with a friend in full lockdown. You may be wondering what he was doing around us instead of hiding in his refuge. Well he had decided to buy Call of Duty, the popular video game.
Two Birmingham cops, Mark Owen and Allison Brown, noticed Butler and his friend change direction as soon as they saw them. So they became suspicious and followed them until they reached them. Owen asked them why they roamed the city despite the very strict lockdown period imposed by the British government. Butler replied candidly: "I came to buy the new Call of Duty because I can't sit still and wait." And how to blame him, who did not get bored during the quarantine.
The exit to buy Call of Duty will cost him dearly
When the officers asked the two for their documents, Butler lashed out at Owen and kicked him in the groin. At this point the cops confronted them, but Butler didn't give up and punched Brown in the face. Owen and Brown only managed to get Butler to surrender by using an incapacitating spray. Finally, thanks to other reinforcements on the spot, the two handcuffed Butler.
Butler initially provided law enforcement with a false name, but agents quickly discovered his identity. The man also admitted to having cannabis on him. The exit to buy Call of Duty cost the man another 13 months behind bars for escaping from prison plus six months for attacking agents.
Thanks to the body-worn agents, the agents filmed the entire scene
The whole scene was filmed by the cops who, once they realized that something was wrong, they turned on their body-worn before starting to talk to the two men. The video was then uploaded by West Midlands Police to YouTube and reached over 92,000 views. Therefore, there can be no doubts about how things went.
However, many doubts remain as to why Butler risked - as it later happened - of being arrested again just to buy Call of Duty. It is really the case to say it: convict was the game and who invented the lockdown.