The second coming of this ‘Jesus’ was a short one.
A 25-year-old autistic man who calls himself “Son of God Lord Saviour Jesus Christ” was arrested at Washington Square Park Sunday morning — less than 12 hours after he was busted for a naked brawl in the park’s fountain.
Matthew Mishefski, who had been living in the landmark since last month, was taken into custody shortly after 9 a.m. and transported to Beth Israel Hospital, the FDNY said Sunday.
“He’s back in the fountain and he decided to take it off and walk around naked again,” said neighborhood resident Gerry DeWitt, 75. “He starts doing nasty stuff with his hands, touching himself. That kid needs help.”
Mishefski had been living in the drained fountain for weeks and refused to leave despite pleas from parks department workers and homeless-outreach coordinators.
He had amassed a collection of items, including a pink recliner, several chairs, a table, and a beach umbrella, which city workers removed Saturday.
Cops took him into custody around 9:30 p.m. after he got into a brawl with two barely dressed men. However, police said Sunday they have no record of charges being filed against Mishefski Saturday night.
Sources said he was taken by ambulance to Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Regardless, he was back at the park Sunday
Eyewitnesses told The Post that Mishefski arrived at the fountain, took off his clothes, and began burning a plastic McDonald’s cup with a lighter when police moved in and took him into custody.
Officials said it was tough to communicate with the man.
“He won’t talk to anyone unless they call him Jesus Christ Lord Saviour,” said Joseph Puleo, of the DC37 union that represents Parks Enforcement Patrol officers.
Mishefski has told The Post that he is autistic and hails from Pennsylvania.
New York Post