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Actor's portrayal of Jesus calls in police

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All Lee Backhaus of Alexandria wanted to do was take a shower.

At the time, he had no way of knowing that it would trigger a media frenzy that would make the Associated Press news wires.

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Backhaus played the part of Jesus in the annual outdoor Passion Drama of Easter organized by Zion and Good Shepherd Lutheran churches.

The part required him to dress for his role, complete with fake blood.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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