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‘Jesus’ arrested at Apple Store allegedly ‘because he refused to leave with his cross’

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PHILADELPHIA — A man dressed as Jesus was arrested at an Apple Store on Monday night.

The man is known as “Philly Jesus,” according to WPVI. His real name is Michael Grant.

The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Monday at an Apple Store in downtown Philadelphia.

Arriving officers asked Grant to leave the store.

Police told WPVI after he refused to leave and caused a disturbance, he was taken into custody for defiant trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Witness Jen A. Miller posted a photo on Instagram of Grant being put in handcuffs by police.

Her Instagram post read, “Update: Jesus is being arrested because he refused to leave with his cross.”

Update: Jesus is being arrested because he refused to leave with his cross.

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This is not the first time Grant has been arrested, WPVI reports.

In 2014, his arrest at Dilworth Plaza went viral. #FreePhillyJesus was trending on Twitter.

He was arrested then for disorderly conduct and failure to disperse.