Man dressed as Jesus arrested after ice skating for refusing to go home (video)By Mason White 11:11 AM November 18, 2014
|Michael Grant skating and being arrested|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man who dresses up as Jesus, was arrested on charges of disorderly conducted after ignoring a police officer’s order to go home, police in Pennsylvania said.
Michael Grant of Philadelphia, said that his day began with ice skating and ended with him in handcuffs.
Grant, who is also known as Philly Jesus, spends his days walking around Love Park, and allows people to take photos, share Bible quotes and even baptize people.
Grant was dressed as Jesus on Friday morning, when he took up an offer to skate for free at the ice rink in the Dilworth Plaza. After skating, Grant went across the street to his usual spot in Love Park.
After a few minutes, he had an altercation with a police officer who accused him of taking money for photos. Grant was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to disperse.
Grant said that he tells people that the photos are free of charge, but tips and donations are always welcome. Grant said he recited Scripture while being taken to the police station.