Colorado police arrested a 31-year-old man for allegedly threatening to blow up a Best Buy after he was told that the new release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, had been sold out.
Police in Aurora say that Lomorin Sar became angry with the customer service desk shortly after midnight Tuesday when he was told the video game he allegedly pre-ordered earlier in the day was no longer in stock.
Witnesses say Sar threatened store workers, asking when they were leaving and allegedly saying he would shoot them in the parking lot.
“I put my hands up to my head and I’m like, ‘God, now I’m mad.’ I said, ‘I am so pissed right now I can blow this place up’,” Sar told 9News.com.
He acknowledged that it was a “poor choice of words” but continued, “I wasn’t gonna blow it up or anything like that. It’s just something you say when you get mad, you know what I mean? But they’re like empty threats. You can’t get in trouble for just saying you’re gonna bomb a building.”
Sar said he’s sorry for threatening to kill people but believes he’s owed an apology as well. “It has to be mutual. [The manager] needs to apologize for screwing me around,” he said. “It’s like me wasting my time over there when I could have just been at home playing already. I wanted to be playing. That’s what I wanted to do. Playing and ranking up.”
He is presumably now doing just that with the copy of Modern Warfare 3 he picked up after the incident at a nearby Walmart.
Sar has now been issued a summons alleging he has committed disorderly conduct.
Detective Bob Friel said: “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.”
The game has been dubbed “the most anticipated game ever’ by its creators Activision.