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'Philly Jesus' arrested at Apple store

Michael Grant, the man known around town for toting a cross and preaching the Gospel, was arrested for disorderly conduct after he reportedly refused to leave the store.

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The man known around town as “Philly Jesus” was arrested Monday evening for refusing to leave the Apple store at 16th and Walnut streets.

Philly police confirmed thatMichael Grant, who dresses as the Son of God and totes a giant cross, was charged with defiant trespassing and disorderly conduct, after the manager at the Apple store asked him to leave with his cross and he refused.

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The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Reached by phone late Monday, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Police Department said that Grant was asked multiple times to leave the store by the store manager, as well as by police officers.

“It’s private property, and when they want you to go, you gotta go,” she said.

The spokeswoman confirmed Grant was still being processed in a Center City precinct Monday night. She could not say whether or not he would remain in custody overnight.

 

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