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Drunk, angry Jesus arrested during Exodus concert in Penticton

Penticton RCMP arrest man at heavy metal concert.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ FACEBOOK

An unidentified man dressed as Jesus was arrested and removed from a heavy metal concert in Penticton last weekend, and the story is getting quite a reaction on social media. 

Photos and videos show “Jesus” being carried out of the concert, then arrested at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Saturday, Jan. 21, where Anthrax, Black Label Society and Exodus were playing.

“Not sure what he was detained by security for,” said concert goer Kevin Matheis. “He was carried out by four security guards, one on each limb... kind of like he was on a cross. The kicker is the song Suicide Messiah was playing while this unfolded. You can't make this stuff up.”

Penticton resident Jenn Moffat and her girlfriend paused to take a photo with Jesus before he hit the mosh pit during the Exodus performance.

“He was fine when we met him but then we saw him later and he looked really angry so we started referring to him as ‘angry Jesus,’” she said. “Pretty sure he spent the night in the drunk tank. He missed most of the show.”

An unidentified man dressed as Jesus at a heavy metal concert in Penticton with concert goer Tricia Twombly.
An unidentified man dressed as Jesus at a heavy metal concert in Penticton with concert goer Tricia Twombly.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Jen Moffat

A man at a Penticton concert before he was taken under arrest.
A man at a Penticton concert before he was taken under arrest.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ REDDIT/ Batcountryswatter

Penticton RCMP did not respond for a request for comment in time for publication.

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