Jacksonville, FL and Charlotte, NC - Raymundo Castaneda, 30, likes to go to Wal-Mart to play Guitar Hero in the video game aisle.Â He also likes murder.Â For the last eight months, he’s been on the run from Charlotte police after killing a man over a soccer game.Â Â But Friday morning, Castaneda’s Guitar Hero habit got him arrested.Â
On December 23, 2007, Castaneda and his friend Moises Lionidas Aquilar got into an argument over a televised soccer game, and Castaneda stabbed Aquilar repeatedly, killing him.Â Then Castaneda went on the run without his beloved Guitar Hero.
On Wednesday, a tip came in to a CrimeStoppers hotline that Castaneda was getting his video game fix in a Jacksonville, Florida Wal-Mart.Â Â U.S. Marshals followed up on the tip, and tracked the fugitive murderer to the Guitar Hero III display, where they found Castaneda ripping it up.Â No word on whether he was playing as Axel Steel or Lars ÃœmlaÃ¼t, though… what would Slash say, Raymundo?Â Hm?
“He was calm, cool and collected. Playing a video game. He didn’t have a care in the world,” said Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ken Jefferson.Â As officers approached Castaneda with guns drawn, he put down the axe and gave himself up, saying only, “You got me.”
They sure did.Â Castaneda was taken to the Duval County Jail, where investigators from Charlotte met him for questioning.Â He will be extradited this next week back to North Carolina to face a murder charge.Â And Raymundo, dude, there is no Guitar Hero in prison.Tags: Fugitive, Murder, Wal-Mart