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Modern Warfare: Man fights off would-be robber to save game

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A Northland man waited four months to pick up his copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

But a would-be robber followed him and pulled a weapon in an attempt to steal Adam Freeman's $60 video game. But Freeman had different ideas and David Morales, 18, is now facing first-degree attempted robbery and armed criminal action charges.

Freeman is used to using his game controls to fight off armed men. A real-life battle was similar, he said.

"Real life is much more intense, much more scary. Wow!," he said. "I don't know why I fought back. I don't know why I grabbed for the gun."

Freeman picked up his game after the Game Stop at 215 NE Englewood Road about midnight. He headed to his apartment, parked his car and prepared to go to his home. He was eager to play the game.

But a man blocked him in and then pointed a handgun at him, according to a police report. Freeman told police that the suspect, "racked a round," and ordered him to turn over the game, according to the police report. Freeman yelled an obscenity at the suspect who then again racked a round, according to the police report.

The two fought over the gun before Morales left, authorities said. Freeman retained the game and called 911.

Police officers responded to the scene but also officers went to the Game Stop in part to look for surveillance video and to see if the suspect returned to the store. Police ordered all the customers to raise their hands.

Everyone but Morales raised their hands, authorities said.

Police surrounded Morales who was arrested without incident.

Morales told police, "that he originally planned on purchasing the game, but then thought about taking it from someone for free," Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd said.

Freeman said he will enjoy his game, but would do it differently if he could.

"If I had more time to think about it, I would have given him the game," he said. "It's a wonderful game and all, but it is nothing to die over."

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Charges could be filed Tuesday against a man for allegedly attempting to rob someone of his copy of the latest video game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," which was released at midnight. 

 

According to a police report file Tuesday, the suspect was arrested following the failed robbery attempt when he allegedly went to a Game Stop store to attempt to purchase the video game. 

 

The victim, a 27-year-old man, told police he had gone to the GameStop at 215 Northeast Englewood Road and purchased his reserved copy of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3".   He stated he left the crowed store and drove home.  But when he pulled into a parking spot in front of his apartment building, the suspect pulled his car directly behind his, blocking him in.

 

The victim told police the man got out and pointed a gun at him, saying he had "racked a round" into the gun and told him to give him the game.

 

The victim said he refused and he tried to take the gun from the suspect. According to the police report, one round was fired during the brief struggle.

 

The suspect then climbed back into his SUV and took off.

 

The victim, who still had passion of his game, then called 911.

 

According to the police report, officers responded to the GameStop to see if the suspect had gone back to the location.  There, they noticed a similar SUV in the parking lot.

 

Police said they took an 18-year-old man into custody.

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