PORT ST. LUCIE — A man claiming to be Jesus was free on bail Friday after jumping on a BMW, stopping traffic and punching a man in a road crew, according to an arrest report and a jail official.
Archilus A. Bryant, 52, of 262 S.W. Ray Ave., faces charges including disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, battery, resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer in connection with the events, which occurred Thursday morning in the 1600 block of Airoso Boulevard.
“Apparently, it initiated as a road-rage incident,” said Officer Kacey Donnell, police spokesman. “He was jumping up and down on a [BMW].”
When an officer told Bryant not to spit on the interior window of a patrol car he refused, stating, “I am Jesus, I do not need to behave.”
“I think it’s safe to say that the suspect was not the Nazarene,” Donnell said.
According to the report, Kenneth Durham, 46, said he saw Bryant “standing in the road stopping traffic.” Durham told police he asked Bryant to get off the road, but Bryant responded, “I am the father.”