Boredom is a killer

A fugitive in the UK got bored with laying low and went looking for some diversion. He found some, but not the kind he was looking for.

A prison escapee has been recaptured after coming out of hiding to buy Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War.As reported by Kotaku, Clint Butler had been hiding from UK police since November, having fled from Spring Hill prison in Buckinghamshire, where he was serving a 17-year sentence for robbery and firearms offences.

West Midlands Police spotted Butler and a friend out in Birmingham city centre in January and, after a scuffle, cuffed the former prisoner. When asked why Butler was in the city centre during the UK’s current lockdown measures, Butler’s friend told the police “I’ve come to get the new Call of Duty because I can’t sit around in lockdown.”

Butler wound up with 19 months added to his original sentence. I’m thinking that being in prison is even worse than pandemic lockdown. The food is worse, for sure. And I hear that the only video game you can play is Ms. Pac-Man.

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