Man arrested for ‘impersonating Jesus’
A man has been arrested for impersonating Jesus Christ after he was spotted walking along a road carrying a huge wooden cross on his back.
Artist and filmmaker Ilya Novikov, 23, was behind the stunt in the city of Perm in central Russia’s Perm Krai region.
But he was accused of blasphemy by local church leaders and fell foul of police for being a potential traffic hazard.
A video filmed by an eyewitness shows the bearded artist wearing long flowing white robes as he walks along the pavement with a T-shaped cross. – READ MORE