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‘Putin Made Me Do It’: Florida Driver Blames Russia’s President for His Driving



With international tensions rising, we all have a lot on our minds. But is blaming Vladimir Putin for illegal driving taking it too far? Here’s a story about one man who thought the President of Russia might get him out of a ticket. 

The man was pulled over for blowing a stop sign and speeding. Reportedly, he was going 50 in a 30-mph zone. 

When the cop approached the man, he tried out a variety of excuses to try and get out of the ticket. First, he said he had just got the car and was trying to get it out of sports mode. Then he said he saw another car going and was trying to get out in front of it. 

When the officer made it clear he wasn’t buying any of his excuses, the man pulled out a whammy. 

“To tell you the truth, I just found out that Putin just said he’s gonna launch nuclear thermal war against the world and I was trying to get back to my house to find out what’s going on. I’m freaking out here guy.”

There’s no word on whether Putin got the man out of the ticket, but it didn’t look like it was going well for him. 

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On the other hand, for Putin to have evoked that kind of fear in a Florida man who is thousands of miles away from the war is pretty impressive… good or bad. 

What’s your go-to when you get pulled over for a violation?

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