The entertainer, who is similar to costumed characters in Times Square that pose for pictures with tourists and accept tips, took a picture with a group of people then when he told them tips were welcome a police officer confronted him and said he was soliciting. That led to an altercation and his arrest.
I am free my dudes..y'all Dnt need to say free philly Jesus no more
— phillyjesus (@phillyjesus) November 15, 2014
Since his release, Philly Jesus has responded to the charges just how Galilee Jesus would: by posting triumphant Instagram photos with captions like "PHiLLY JESUS HERE TO STAY..SO GET USE TO iT MY DUDES..no force in earth or in hell gonna stop the bouL...HoLLA at me."