Man scales freeway sign in Los Angeles
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Man in underwear scales traffic sign, causes massive traffic jam in downtown L.A

California Highway Patrol officers watch as a man who had scaled a freeway sign and shut down the southbound 110 Freeway does a backflip onto massive inflatable cushions set up below in downtown Los Angeles.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

California Highway Patrol officers surround a shirtless man as he climbs a freeway sign in downtown Los Angeles.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

California Highway Patrol officers attempt to remove a shirtless man who scaled a freeway sign and shut down the southbound 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

A man wearing only boxer shorts and shoes strikes a pose after scaling a sign over the 110 Freeway and shutting down southbound traffic in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers attempt to remove a shirtless man from a sign over the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

A man who climbed a sign spanning the 110 Freeway, shutting down traffic in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday morning, is taken into custody after jumping off the sign onto giant inflatable cushions set up below.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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