'Philly Jesus' Busted at Apple Store

His cross proved too burdensome: cops
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 3, 2016 9:25 AM CDT
'Philly Jesus' Busted at Apple Store
This photo shows Michael Grant's arrest in Philadelphia.   (Instagram/Jen A Miller)

A man who calls himself "Philly Jesus" has a new cross to bear: He was arrested at a Philadelphia Apple store on a trespassing charge, reports the AP. Philly Jesus, whose real name is Michael Grant, dresses like Jesus, preaches on sidewalks, and performs baptisms in city fountains. He also carries a large cross, which was blocking an aisle at the Apple store on Monday. Grant was arrested when he refused repeated requests to remove the cross and leave, per NBC 10. He tweeted Tuesday that he was "free at last." He's charged with defiant trespassing and disorderly conduct. (More weird crimes stories.)

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