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Norway puts jail brakes on Swedish 'son of God' motorist

David Landes · 17 Nov 2009, 08:24

Published: 17 Nov 2009 08:24 GMT+01:00

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In a four month span in 2008, the 46-year-old Swede was picked up four times for driving without a licence by Norwegian police in various towns outside of the capital Oslo, the Norwegian newspaper Moss Avis reports reports.

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.

As a result, the Swede argued, he didn’t need to abide by earthly driving regulations.

But the district court in Moss didn’t buy the man’s holy defence, and sentenced him to 30 days in prison and fined him 2,000 Norwegian kronor ($360).

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David Landes (david.landes@thelocal.se)

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09:29 November 17, 2009 by Newyork-Växjö
People like this man needs to be in mental hospital or prison for atleast 1 year. So that these little criminal can forget that (Prophet Jesus) would not help him with wrong doing. He better next time go to trafficskolan and get himself a driving permit.

You see now ? Even a driver without license using the *religion* and that makes religious people name bad in the eyes of anti-religious group.
09:33 November 17, 2009 by Britswedeguy
Isn't it odd that whenever anyone appears claiming that they are the son of God, no-one believes them?

It's almost as if, deep down, they know that there is no magic invisible friend who lives in the sky...
09:39 November 17, 2009 by livinginsweden
When the son of God was last on earth ... many did not believe him either..... so I am not surprised that there are still skeptics this time around.

Ha ha
09:43 November 17, 2009 by peropaco
Why dismiss the guy claim that he is Jesus?
10:29 November 17, 2009 by Thompsuleme
because he is a Twit!
10:32 November 17, 2009 by peropaco
But that was the same argument they used 2000 years a go. :-D
10:34 November 17, 2009 by Nemesis
Which god?

Odin, Budda, fklying spaghetti monster.

Definately funny farm time. I assume he is booked into his own rubber room and tight fitting wrap around coat.
10:50 November 17, 2009 by Scepticion
I think he's rather following the fashion trend of ridiculous excuses, like the other story here in Sweden, where a guy wasn't convicted of driving offences, because he claimed his imaginary friend drove the car.
15:47 November 17, 2009 by Marc the Texan
Yeah, I think he was going for broke and hoping to throw whatever furniture he could into court proceedings. Claiming to be Jesus is probably the best that he could come up with for a distraction on such short notice.
19:16 November 17, 2009 by Texrusso
Well, the guy has not performed any miracle yet. If he can turn Norwagian Oil into water, the court might have to rethink the verdict again.
19:41 November 17, 2009 by KamiZ
"But the district court in Moss didn't buy the man's holy defence, and sentenced him to 30 days in prison and fined him 2,000 Norwegian kronor ($360)."

20:43 November 17, 2009 by Greg in Canada
"As a result, the Swede argued, he didn't need to abide by earthly driving regulations."

I'll have to remember that one and try it out on the police should I ever get another speeding ticket. :-)
21:01 November 17, 2009 by mkvgtired
Greg, I spit my water all over my screen when I saw this. I can just imagine what the cop/court employees were thinking. A cardboard license plate to fool police. This guy sounds like he should be in a subway station with a megaphone shouting about the end of the world.
08:24 November 18, 2009 by EnsamVarg
Well I don't believe he was Jesus!

Why? Because if he were Jesus he would 1. made better license plates (I mean come on, if he can turn water into wine what hardship would a license plate be). and 2. If he is the son of God he would surley be a little more respectful of the law of the land.

But I give him a plus point for his originality hahaha.
11:59 November 18, 2009 by Random Guy
This is tragic. What if he really IS the Son of God? Wow. If he is, you guys are in way over your head!

20:14 November 18, 2009 by spy
If he had used this excuse in a Swedish court the judge would probably have given him the benefit of the doubt and let him off.
22:51 November 18, 2009 by TheDiviner
Silly man. Everyone knows if you're going to commit a crime, you say your name is Mohammed.
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