Pedestrian Slows Rush Hour Traffic on 101 North

The California Highway Patrol apprehended someone around 7:30 p.m. walking north in lanes.

UPDATE: A California Highway Patrol spokesperson confirmed that it was a man who was detained Tuesday after he started  "jogging" on the 101 Freeway about 6:50 p.m.

LAFD rescuers took the man away at about 7:50 p.m.

His identity is not known, nor is the reason why he began walking in the second lane of the freeway.

There is no record of an arrest, though LAFD rescuers removed the man from the scene around 7:50 p.m.

EARLIER: Patch user Kerri Dodgens first alerted us to this via Facebook.

She sent us the above photo of SOMEONE walking in lanes just east of the Glendale Boulevard off ramp of the 101 Freeway  north.

According to a California Highway Patrol operator, the person had parked their car on the side of the road and started walking--in the middle lane.

Our own Facebook commentors referred to the individual as a "he." But CHP reports call the individual a "she."

What IS agreed upon is that the person got out of a car and started walking before finally being wrestled to the ground.

The first calls came in around 6:52 p.m. about the incident.

The individual was finally brought off the road around 7:30 p.m.

He or she had still not  been arrested around 8 p.m.

Anyone else see this? Share your pictures or tell us what you saw.

klesb October 10, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Not advised in Texas. http://www.ksat.com/news/Truck-hits-kills-pedestrian/-/478452/16923562/-/8l6tss/-/index.html
ra October 10, 2012 at 07:13 AM
Definitely a dude - he'd stripped down to hos underwear by the time I passed him. He was laying in the third lane headed northbound, surrounded by cops, but didn't look to be handcuffed. Only one lane on the northbound side was allowed to move and it looked like all lanes on the southbound side were blocked.


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