One of the biggest titles of the decade comes out at midnight tonight, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying to get it early. Earlier this week, K-Mart let many copies slip out their door thanks to a shipment error, and it’s likely a few other copies have been quietly sold at mom and pop stores around the country. The question is though, just how far would you go to get your hands on a copy before its release date? Did you cruise to K-Mart when the news broke? Did you think about bribing the employee of the local game store? Would you go so far as to take someone at knifepoint to get a copy? Well surprisingly enough, two men in France did this past weekend.
In something straight out of an action movie, two men rammed their car into a van carrying approximately 6,000 copies of MW3. They sprayed the drivers with tear gas and then stole the van and its contents worth an estimated $550,000. Reports also mentioned that the two men were armed with knives, however if never stated if the victims were injured. There were also reports of a similar robbery taking place later where three men used their van to block the road before commandeering a vehicle with a shipment of equal value. If armed robberies aren’t really your thing though, you could always just bid on a copy on eBay, but if you go for one of the leaked K-mart copies, it could cost you upwards of $1,700!