Jesus Is Going to Jail

A Swedish man claiming to be the Son of God was sentenced to prison for a month for “unlawful driving,” after getting picked up by the cops four separate times without a license over the course of four months.

On one occasion, the man also attempted to hide his expired registration tabs by fashioning false plates out of cardboard, but Norwegian police saw through the ruse.

The Swede defended his actions during questioning by police in the town of Moss, arguing he was Jesus, the son of God, and that he ruled the world.

Hmph. That excuse doesn’t work. Who knew.

Said one friend of mine: So much for God being his copilot.

(Thanks to Scott for the link!)

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  • David D.G.

    The original Jesus reportedly didn’t manage to talk the authorities out of punishing him, either. Evidently that sort of claim just doesn’t carry much weight in a court.

    I’m assuming, by the way, that this guy is not necessarily an idiot, but is more likely a victim of mental illness; it’s just not uncommon for such people’s delusions to be expressed along religious lines.

    ~David D.G.

  • Espen

    The man claiming to be the son of god is Swedish and not Norwegian, but it still is the Norwegian police who is locking him up 😛

  • Darrell

    The “Jesus take the wheel” defense.

  • Alec

    Gives a whole new meaning to “jesus take the wheel” doesn’t it?

  • Felicia Gilljam

    Sad to say the guy was Swedish, not Norwegian. As it says in the part you quote, even. 😛 Even Sweden has its share of nutcases.

  • Sven

    “A Norwegian man claiming to be the Son of God…”
    “The Swede defended his actions…”

    I’m getting mixed messages here.

  • Darwin’s Dagger

    What was he driving, and unregistered dinosaur?

  • Hemant Mehta

    Whoops! Fixed my mistake. Thanks, all.

  • hoverFrog

    Aiming for an insanity plea, nice.

  • Victor

    That would make him a repeat offender, wouldn’t it? Sure, the first time was quite a while ago, but still. Doesn’t’ look good for Jesus. He’s gotta learn to keep his nose clean.

  • writerdd

    LOL. Maybe he IS Jesus. If the real Jesus did return, we’d just lock him up in a looney bin. Can’t help it, I think about this every time I hear of someone claiming to be Jesus.

  • Lost Left Coaster

    When Jesus comes back, he certainly isn’t going to do it in a Scandinavian country! Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes have some of the highest levels of unbelief in the world.

  • False Prophet

    We had this customer at a library I used to work at who claimed she was Jesus Christ: when they made up her card, the circulation staff were charitable and the name on her account was ” (Jesus Christ)”. She was pretty weird, but generally polite, as long as you didn’t call her out on her strange beliefs or attire. Then she’d raise her voice and condemn people around her to hell.

    The weirdest thing of all is that she believed Slash–the Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver guitarist–was both God and her husband.

  • SeanG


    When Jesus comes back, he certainly isn’t going to do it in a Scandinavian country! Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes have some of the highest levels of unbelief in the world.

    Why not? What better place to stay away from all your rabid followers fighting over who owns you?