MENU
      component-social-facebook_share_api-v2-01

      San Diego freeway sign sitter surrenders

      SAN DIEGO (AP) A man who perched on a San Diego freeway sign for more than eight hours, jamming traffic for miles, has surrendered to authorities.


      U-T San Diego says he climbed down a fire truck ladder on Interstate 805 in the Clairemont area shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.


      His name hasn't been released.


      The California Highway Patrol says the man climbed onto a freeway exit sign at around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities shut the southbound lanes and brought in crisis negotiators.


      The man had a large piece of paper and authorities say he kept scrawling messages on it, including one claiming that the FBI was trying to kill him and another declaring that he wasn't a pedophile.


      Southbound freeway lanes were reopened at about 1:45 a.m.


      ___


      Information from: U-T San Diego

      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER