Footage shows protesting man in underwear backflipping onto LA freeway
A lot of weird stuff goes down in LA on a day-to-day basis, but it's not often that you see a half-naked person dancing atop a freeway sign during rush hour.
Yesterday, a man who identified himself only as Dephree spent a considerable amount of time climbing around and dancing above the Route 110 freeway. He hung signs protesting pollution, with one saying, "fight pollution, not each other," and another reading, "give a hoot, don't pollute."
Unfortunately, though his intentions were peaceful, his stunt caused a fair bit of backlash after authorities were forced to close the southbound lanes (resulting in huge traffic jams) in order to get him down.
"This man in jockey shorts put up signs about pollution on the 110 freeway in downtown LA and won’t come down," said one commuter on Twitter. "He’s just dancing and doing strongman poses."
Those who were stuck on the freeway continuously honked their horns at him, and one was even reported to have shouted, "shoot him!" when police turned up.
Eventually, he relented to the cops and firefighters - but not without going out in style. Rather than climb down the ladder to reach solid ground, the shirtless protestor backflipped off the sign onto an inflatable safety mat that had been set up below.
Later reports identified the man as Alexander Dunn, and claimed that he had "been booked on suspicion of delaying a police officer, trespassing on state property and failure to obey a regulatory sign."
It was also noted that his actions were being considered a publicity stunt, as Dephree/Dunn is shortly going to be releasing a music video.