A former escaped prisoner, Clint Butler aged 36 was caught by police officers after breaking UK’s quarantine rules to wander off to the nearest store to grab a copy of Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
Recently West Midland Police published a report online about an arrest done on January 13th. In the video, Clint can be heard speaking with the two police constables — Mark Owen and Allison Brown. He tried to pass-off the police by providing a false name and telling them that he had come to get the latest Call of Duty because “…I can’t sit around in lockdown.”
Afterward, the officers informed Clint about the quarantine rules he’d broken and that they had to search him. Clint then proceeds to kick officer Owen in the groin and tried to run away. While trying to run away, Clint slipped off the ice on the road and fell on the ground. Before Clint could get up and make a run for it, Officer Brown tackled and pepper-sprayed him. Finally, two more officers arrived at the scene and helped Brown to cuff Clint.
“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,” said Superintendent Nick Rowe in a statement.
Butler is serving a 17-year extended sentence at HMP Spring Hill open prison in Buckinghamshire for armed robbery and was due out in 2024. He successfully escaped prison on November 28, 2020, and since then an arrest warrant has been issued.
Now, in addition to serving out the rest of his previous sentence, Clint has been jailed for additional 13 months for escaping prison and another 6 months for assaulting an officer. Meaning he would remain in jail for additional 2 years.