Playing video games is a hobby for some, and much more for other people. It seems an escaped convict ruined his own escape attempt after coming out of hiding to buy a video game.
According to Sky News, escaped convict Clint Butler assaulted two police officers and was then restrained by the police after he was stopped in Birmingham city center on 13 January.
As seen in the bodycam footage, the convict kicked one of the officers below the belt and punched another square in the face before being held down by the officers and security guards who came to provide assistance.
Butler broke free from the HMP Spring Hill open prison last year while serving a 17-year extended sentence for crimes that included charges of robbery and firearms. After his escape, he was classed as wanted by the police.
Ultimately, it was a new Call Of Duty video game that forced him out of hiding as he went to the city center with a friend. Police officers Mark Owen and Allison Brown saw the two changing directions when they saw the officers and immediately became suspicious.
When the officers asked the two why they were out during lockdown, Butler’s friend said:
“I’ve come to get the new Call Of Duty because I can’t sit around in lockdown.”
When the officer tried to check the men’s details, Butler attacked him and was eventually pinned down and taken back to jail.
Butler has been jailed for 13 months for absconding from prison, and six months consecutively for assaulting the officers in addition to his original sentence, which would have seen him in jail until 2024.