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Sold-Out "Call of Duty" Game Triggers Customer's Own Call of Duty To Blow Up Best Buy

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Lest you think all arson-induced customer retaliation is circumscribed to the fast food industry, think again. Last month we saw a dissatisfied Taco Bell patron in Georgia fire-bomb the establishment for skimping on the beef in his Chalupas. But early yesterday morning a Colorado man, hungry for gaming, threatened to wreak havoc on his local Best Buy because the store sold out of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The game went on sale last night and is considered the most anticipated video game release in history. Poised to eclipse sales figures of Activision's earlier Black Ops title, Modern Warfare 3 is expected to sell 18 million copies by the holidays.

31-year-old Lomorin Sar, who had pre-ordered the game, was supposed to have one of the first copies when they hit stores at midnight on Tuesday. When he didn’t get it, he threatened to shoot the Best Buy employees in the parking lot as they left work and blow up the store. All things considered, Sar seems to have gotten off pretty easy with a misdemeanor summons for a mere disorderly conduct charge. His court date has yet to be released to the public.

At least Sar made an attempt at lawful behavior to obtain his copy, pre-paying the $60 and waiting in line at the store. In Paris, two separate groups of gamer bandits had no intention of playing by the rules when they held up delivery trucks carrying Modern Warfare 3 with tear gas and a handgun, respectively, and made off with a combined half-million dollars worth of loot.

Now here’s a new conundrum for the anti-video game crusaders. Did Modern Warfare 3 inspire these calls of duty to commit violent acts or, since the game had not yet been played by the offenders, would it have been the very antidote to quell their explosive tendencies?

Perhaps we should leave it to Task Force 141 members John Price and John "Soap" MacTavish to answer that question.

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