‘Vladimir Putin’ arrested at Florida supermarket
And for your information, he is not the one you’re thinking about.
This Putin is 48 years old and a resident of West Palm Beach. He was arrested on Sunday Aug. 21 for trespassing and resisting arrest after refusing to leave a Publix in West Palm Beach, where he was allegedly creating a disturbance.
According to NBC News, a West Palm Beach arrest report said Putin was yelling at store employees and wouldn’t leave the store after a manager asked him to multiple times. He eventually left, but returned again and continued to scream at workers.
When police arrived to mitigate the situation, Putin told him he had missed his ride, and he “made no attempt to leave,” the report said.
The report said Putin initially wouldn’t give officers his name and was arrested at the scene. Officers eventually discovered he shared a moniker with the 63-year-old Russian president.
The younger Putin will appear in the court in September.