A UK fugi­tive was arrest­ed after he left he place of hid­ing to pur­chase Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Clint But­ler, a 36-year-old who escaped from HMP Spring Hill open prison, went to town to buy the game, when he ran into police.

Eurogamer reports that But­ler broke lock­down rules while enter­ing a city cen­ter to buy the game. Offi­cers spot­ted him and a friend quick­ly change direc­tion when they saw the police, and were asked for their iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. But­ler pro­ceed­ed to kick one offi­cer and attempt­ed to run. He was restrained and admit­ted he’d giv­en them a false name.

Bul­ter had been serv­ing a 17-year sen­tence for rob­bery and firearms, with a sched­uled release end­ing in 2024. How­ev­er, he escaped prison in Novem­ber 2020, and the Thames Val­ley Police issued a war­rant and told the pub­lic not to approach. 

He’s received an addi­tion­al 13 months in prison for the escape, as well as anoth­er six for assault­ing officers. 

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 police Super­in­ten­dent Nick Rowe.