Russian police arrest robot

  • 17/09/2016

A disruptive right wing campaigner has been arrested in Russia but when police showed up, the person they were looking for turned out to be a robot.

This is not the first time Promobot has got into trouble. It became an internet sensation earlier this year when it managed to escape its lab and stop traffic on a busy street.

Officers were alerted to reports of an activist annoying metro passengers in Moscow; however, the culprit wasn't quite what they were expecting.

Video from a mobile phone shows the machine surrounded by a small crowd and two police officers, who had arrived to arrest the campaigner with handcuffs.

One of the bystanders asks: "Are you really going to put a robot in jail?"

"Not if we can roll this thing away from the metro entrance," replied an officer.

"According to eyewitnesses, the robot did not put up any resistance," a Promobot spokesperson told Inverse.

Promobot was campaigning in support of Russian Parliamentary candidate Valery Kalachev.