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Homeless Vet Who Starred In Makeover Clip Arrested

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James Wolf (Booking Photo)

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GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) - A homeless veteran whose makeover video has been viewed 15 million times online was arrested for causing a disturbance at a Burger King in Grand Rapids.

James Allen Wolf was arrested at the fast-food restaurant on Sunday and pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges of trespassing and creating a disturbance. A judge ordered Wolf to serve 10 days in jail on each charge.

The time-lapse, videotaped makeover brought international attention to the 54-year-old veteran. Rob Bliss worked with Degage Ministries to bring about Wolf’s physical transformation.

The video shows an unkempt Wolf transform into a sharp-dressed, neatly trimmed man.

Bliss said he came up with the idea after watching time-lapse videos of models getting transformed from regular women to superstars in a series of frames. He wanted to do the same thing but in a more meaningful way, “a transformation that was truly real,” he said.

Wolf, an Army and National Guard vet who has long struggled with alcoholism and homelessness, recently began attending Alcoholics Anonymous and took steps toward having his own place to stay after taking part in the video shoot earlier this year.

MORE: Time-Lapse Video Of Homeless Veteran’s Makeover Goes Viral

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