Man, said to be tagging overpass, injured on 5 Freeway in East Los Angeles
Witnesses say man who fell from an overpass near Main Street off-ramp had a can of spray paint in his hands.
I wonder if he stepped back to admire his work?!?
A man was apparently spray painting graffiti on an overpass when he fell Saturday night onto the 5 Freeway in East Los Angeles, authorities said.
Several motorists told authorities that the man had possibly broken his back at about 9:45 p.m. and had a can of spray paint clutched in his hands as he lay on the freeway near the Main Street off-ramp, said California Highway Patrol spokesman David Porter.
Porter said the man was taken to a nearby hospital where he is being treated.
The accident comes about three weeks after prolific tagger Cyrus Yazdani -- who goes by the moniker "Buket" -- was arrested for causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage.
Yazdani is perhaps most recognized for a YouTube video that shows him climbing and spray painting behind the Hollywood Freeway sign near Melrose Avenue as traffic speeds below.
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