An Aurora, Colorado man reportedly threatened to blow up a Best Buy store after learning that the popular video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” was sold out at a local Best Buy.
According to police, 31-year-old Lomorin Sar was arrested early Tuesday morning for disorderly conduct after he threatened Best Buy employees. According to witnesses, Sar became angry when the game he said he pre-ordered on Tuesday wasn’t available when he showed up just after midnight.
Witnesses say Sar threatened store workers, asking when they were leaving and allegedly saying he would shoot them in the parking lot. Sar allegedly also told employees he would blow up the store.
“Investigating officers issued a criminal summons to a man who threatened to carry out his own version of modern warfare at the electronics store. Fortunately, this situation did not end in violence,” said Aurora Police Det. Bob Friel.
Sar’s anticipation for the much hyped game is not unique. Gamers like Matthew Martinez have been waiting a long time for the release, who paid $100 for the elite edition of the game.
“I’ve been thinking about it all day just hoping they aren’t sold out by the time I get off work,” Martinez said.
“They’re really intense fanatics. It’s all about getting to your top level as fast as you can. They probably won’t even put the game down for days,” Martinez said.
Ironically, this is not the first alleged crime involving the popular video game. Over the weekend in France, men used tear gas to rob and hijack a delivery trucks carrying 6,000 copies of the game. The total amount of value lost is estimated at 780,000 Euros.