Alvin Greene Pulls a Mark Sanford, is Arrested for Trespassing in Myrtle Beach

Candidate Stunned the World in 2010


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Alvin Greene is back on the scene.

The unemployed Army veteran facing federal obscenity charges while living with his father in the South Carolina countryside who shocked the nation in 2010 by winning a South Carolina Democratic primary to challenge Jim DeMint for U.S. Senate -- without campaigning – is back in the news.

According to police, Greene has been arrested in Myrtle Beach for trespassing.

β€œAn incident report indicates a disoriented [Greene] was walking around an apartment building in Myrtle Beach around 12:30 a.m,” reports WMBF News. He remains incarcerated on a $262 bond, according to Horry County's website.

Sporting a new hairstyle in his mug shot, it's the first time Greene has made news in quite some time since his crushing defeat in the November 2010 general election. According to research from the PEW Center, Greene was the most covered candidate in America that summer. (Following that election he ran for a local House seat but was only able to capture 37 of the 3,892 ballots cast.)

If the recent Lowcountry congressional election of Mark Sanford is any indication, however, trespassing isn't exactly a disqualifying event for those seeking office in South Carolina.

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