Man Threatens To Blow Up Store When Video Game Not In Stock
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Employees at a Best Buy in Aurora said a man threatened to blow up the store after he learned a video game he had pre-ordered was not in stock.
The man walked into the Best Buy just after midnight in the 3500 block of N. Salida Court near Interstate 70 and Tower Road.
“The last store I called was the Best Buy by my house and they said okay, we have three copies, two are on reserve and one is here available,” said Lomon Sar. “She charged the card, it was $108… She put my name on the box.”
Police said Sar, 31, went to pick up a hardened copy of the “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” he said he pre-ordered and paid for earlier in the day. When he arrived, it wasn’t there and he became irate and angry at the customer service desk.
“He says what’s your name and starts typing in my name and he couldn’t find anything. The manager deleted me off their system! Like, took me out of the system! Took all my information out of the system everything,” said Sar.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” was released at midnight Tuesday.
Police said he asked employees when they were leaving the store and said that he intended to shoot them in the parking lot as they were leaving work. He also allegedly made another statement that involved blowing up the store.
“I put my hand up to my head and said look I’m so pissed right now I could blow this place up right now. That’s how mad I am!,” said Sar.
Lomon Sar talked to CBS4 about the incident. Watch his entire interview with CBS4’s Evrod Cassimy below:
Sar was issued a summons for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and trespassing.
“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 Detective Bob Friel.
“I didn’t know words can get you in that much trouble but apparently they can,” said Sar.
Sar said Best Buy did refund $108 he paid for the game.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a first-person shooter video game. It is the eighth installment of the Call of Duty series and the third installment of the Modern Warfare series. The game is rated M for mature due to blood and gore, drug references, intense violence and strong language.