We imagine that escaping from prison is hard, which is why you would think that someone who escaped from jail would try harder to not get caught. However, that wasn’t the case with Clint Butler who was serving a 17-year sentence for robbery and firearm based offenses. Butler had escaped from Spring Hill Prison in Buckinghamshire back in November last year, but his escape did not last long.
It seems that Butler was bored while being stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and decided to break the rules by going out to try and get himself a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. However, he was stopped by police who asked why he was out and about during a pandemic.
According to the police, Butler aroused their suspicions when they noticed him and his companion turning around and walking away after seeing the police. To make matters worse, Butler kicked the police officer and tried to flee before he was arrested. Presumably background checks were done and it was discovered he was a prison escapee.
He now faces an additional 13 months for escaping from jail, plus six months for assaulting the police officer. According to Birmingham Police Superintendent Nick Rowe, “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.”