Watch out America, British comedian/actor/troublemaker, Sacha Baron Cohen is back in the States and it looks like he’s already causing trouble.

The star was seen running from a New York restaurant equipped with a (stolen) plate of food and glass of wine before being tackled to the ground by a pursuing waiter.

Fear not, Cohen is not struggling financially in these hard times; rather he was shooting scenes for new mocumentary ‘The Dictator’.

As the title implies, similar to his previous works ‘Bruno’ and ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,’ this latest film intends to cause offence dealing with controversial topics in a comic, and some may argue, inappropriate manner. Previous on set sightings have proved testament to this.

On Monday June 14,Cohen, dressed as an athlete sporting a thick beard, was spotted shooting down opponents in a bid to win the race in which his character competes.

According to Paramount Pictures “the film tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” And to potentially cause further offence, the film is said to be based on the allegorical novel ‘Zabibah and The King’ allegedly written by Saddam Hussein.

‘The Dictator’ has a worldwide release date of May 11, 2012.

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