Investigators said David Morales, 18, of North Kansas City visited the Kansas City GameStop store just after midnight Tuesday for the popular game's release and was frustrated when he saw the long line, The Kansas City (Mo.) Star reported Wednesday.
Police said Morales decided to steal a copy, so he followed customer Adam Freeman to his apartment, parked his red Ford Explorer behind Freeman's vehicle and pointed a gun at the man, demanding he hand over the game.
However, Freeman was not keen on giving up the game, so he struggled briefly with Morales before the alleged gunman fled in his vehicle.
Police said they found Morales back at the store, waiting in line for the game.
The arrest report said Morales told officers he "freaked out" because he hadn't expected the victim to fight back.
Morales was arrested on charges of attempted robbery and armed criminal action. He was jailed in lieu of $50,000 bond.
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