Man called Vladimir Putin arrested in Florida supermarket for trespassing

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been arrested 

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Wednesday 31 August 2016 08:15 BST
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The man named Vladimir Putin will appear in court in Florida in September
The man named Vladimir Putin will appear in court in Florida in September

A man named Vladimir Putin – who is not the Russian president – has been arrested in a Florida supermarket on trespassing charges.

The 48-year-old man, who shares the same name as the Russian leader, was arrested on charges of trespassing and resisting an officer without violence at a Publix supermarket in downtown West Palm Beach last week.

Police said Mr Putin was screaming at employees and refused to leave the supermarket. He then left and returned again to scream some more.

Mr Putin was asked to leave the property again but sat outside on its patio instead, CBS12 reports.

A police report said Mr Putin initially refused to give officers his name.

Mr Putin appeared in court on Monday morning and was released with another court date set for September.

Additional reporting by AP

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