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Half-naked man claiming to be the 'Messiah' injured

A half-naked man was injured Sunday morning after banging on cars passing along Christopher Columbus Boulevard and claiming to be the "Messiah," police said.

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A half-naked man was injured Sunday morning after banging on cars passing along Christopher Columbus Boulevard and claiming to be the "Messiah," police said.

Police said the 57-year-old man, who suffered from depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, mixed his new medication with alcohol and became delusional.

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According to police, he walked on the boulevard around 4 a.m. and started banging on passing cars proclaiming himself to be the Messiah when he struck a 24-year-old man inside a black sedan, who then opened his door, which knocked the older man to the ground.

The young man then got out of the car and again the older man tried to hit him.

The young man pushed the older man to the ground and got back into the car. After the older man again attempted to engage the vehicle, the car took off.

The older man was treated for a busted lip at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

All parties were cleared and released.

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