Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Homeless Jesus' Statue Being Mistaken for Real Person in Hamilton

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Homeless Jesus' Statue Being Mistaken for Real Person in Hamilton

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'Homeless Jesus' being mistaken for person

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HAMILTON - A statue in the southern Ontario city of Hamilton is getting a lot of attention from paramedics as a recent blast of wintry weather has resulted in calls about a homeless person sleeping on a bench.

Hamilton Paramedic Service operations supervisor Edward Harris says they've responded to several emergency calls after officials issued a plea for citizens to alert the authorities when they see people out in the cold.

Harris says paramedics are hearing from concerned citizens who have mistaken "Homeless Jesus," a bronze sculpture of Jesus wrapped in a blanket and sleeping on a park bench, for a real person.

All emergency calls are taken seriously, Harris adds, and so crews have been sent to the location outside a church, which is located in an area of Hamilton with a high homeless population. …

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