All photographs © 2012 Harry Livingston
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On the afternoon of September 19, at about 4:15, a man who appeared to be in his 20s climbed onto a Caltrans signage platform above the I-8 on Lake Murray Boulevard.

Police performed a traffic break, stopping eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic stopped for a little while as well, whether due to a traffic break or rubberneckers is unknown.

Several police units arrived and stationed themselves above and below the man’s perch, which was roughly 20 feet above the pavement. The man reportedly threatened to jump because he had been in a distressing argument.

Police eventually talked to the man and convinced him to come down. The man remained on the overpass for a little over half an hour. By 5:15, traffic had resumed flowing at a snail’s pace.

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jnojr Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m.

It would be better if it showed him being shot with a tranquilizer or net gun. Even better still if it showed him in front of a judge in shackles, about to be sentenced to a long prison sentence for his selfish disruption of thousands of peoples' lives.

This keeps happening because it's a great way for someone to lash out and make the world pay attention to them. None of these pseudo-jumpers are "suicidal", or they would do it. Nope... none of them jump, they all sit up there screeching, "Look at me, pay attention to me, ha ha screw all of you, you have to sit there on my time" Instead of weeping and wringing our hands over these creeps, throw them in prison for ten years. Do that, and the "jumpers" will find another way to fill their empty, meaningless days.

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