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Man named Vladimir Putin arrested after refusing to leave a Florida supermarket

This undated photo provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office shows Vladimir Putin. Police in West Palm Beach said the man who shares the name of the Russian leader was arrested on trespassing charges at a Publix supermarket in the city’s downtown on Aug. 21, 2016. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Vladimir Putin has been arrested at a Florida supermarket. No, not THAT Vladimir Putin.

Police in West Palm Beach say a 48-year-old man who shares the name of the Russian president was arrested at a Publix supermarket in the city’s downtown on Aug. 21. Police say Putin was screaming at employees and refused to leave the store.

Records with the Palm Beach County sheriff’s office show he’s charged with trespassing and resisting an officer without violence.

Putin appeared in court Monday morning and was released on his own recognizance.

Court records do not list an address for him. Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Davis says he didn’t know if Putin had a lawyer.

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