MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – That’s one way to stop the traffic.
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A Florida man climbed a traffic light post in Miami Beach on Friday, the Miami Herald reported. Todd Fitzroy Boothe, 29, of Miramar, inched his way along the structure as he dangled his legs astride the bar in the busy South Beach entertainment district, the newspaper reported.
According to online Miami-Dade County court records, Boothe was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor of disorderly conduct and resisting a nonviolent officer.
Boothes actions around 5:25 p.m. EDT growled traffic as viewers started recording videos, the WPLG reported.
After Boothe sat on the light pole, he jumped on the sidewalk and fled the area, the TV station reported.
Boothe was able to evade authorities for a few minutes and ducked into the Taft area before walking through the building’s terrace, the Herald reported.
“I thought the police would get together and get him, but he got up and ran away,” Mitch Novick, owner of the Sherbrooke Hotel, told WSVN.
The police finally caught up with Boothe and arrested him, the Herald reported.
An arrest report said, “Mr. Boothe’s actions resulted in vehicle traffic coming to an almost complete standstill as pedestrians gathered and spilled onto the street, putting the pedestrians at risk as they started standing and filming. “
Here’s when the guy finally got down after sitting on 10th Street and the Collins traffic light post. He ran away from the police and was caught approaching #MiamiBeach PD. Miramar’s Todd Boothe, 29, has been booked for disorderly behavior and resisting the arrest. @wsvn #Exclusive pic.twitter.com/UuWPxf5FbQ
– Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) May 15, 2021
Boothe was detained at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Saturday morning on a $ 1,500 loan, the Herald reported.
According to online court files, he is due to appear in court on Tuesday.