Man in underwear scales freeway sign, stops traffic in Los Angeles

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Man Scales Freeway Sign in Underwear, Stops Los Angeles Traffic

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A man wearing only boxer shorts, socks and high-top sneakers shut down all southbound lanes of the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles after scaling an exit sign on Wednesday morning.

The man was seen dancing, using a vaporizer pen, shouting into a bullhorn and unfurling several political signs, the Los Angeles Times reports.

An activist poses atop a freeway sign while California Highway Patrol officers try to coax the man down in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The man suspended banners, one about fighting pollution, after climbing onto the sign over State Route 110 during the Wednesday morning rush hour.
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An activist poses atop a freeway sign while California Highway Patrol officers try to coax the man down in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The man suspended banners, one about fighting pollution, after climbing onto the sign over State Route 110 during the Wednesday morning rush hour.

Credit: Richard Vogel

Credit: Richard Vogel

One of the banners apparently read, “Fight pollution, not each other.”

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The incident shut down most of downtown Los Angeles for about two hours, as police officers and firefighters tried to coax the man off of the freeway sign.

He eventually got down by performing a backflip, landing on a massive inflatable cushion placed below him by firefighters.

 

Los Angeles fire officials said the man was safely placed into custody.

Los Angeles police officer arrest a man after he jumped from a freeway sign onto a safety airbag in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The man suspended banners, one about fighting pollution, after climbing onto the sign over State Route 110 during the Wednesday morning rush hour. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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Los Angeles police officer arrest a man after he jumped from a freeway sign onto a safety airbag in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The man suspended banners, one about fighting pollution, after climbing onto the sign over State Route 110 during the Wednesday morning rush hour. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

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Credit: Richard Vogel