Caught on Camera

Man Arrested in Miami Beach After Climbing Traffic Signal Post in Viral Video

Video showed the man on the poll at the intersection of 10th Street and Collins Avenue

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Police took one man into custody after viral video showed him on a traffic signal post Friday in Miami Beach.

Video shot by viewer Mitch Novick showed the man on the pole at the intersection of 10th Street and Collins Avenue just before 5:30 p.m.

Miami Beach Police responded to the scene, with traffic almost coming to a complete stop at the intersection as a result.

The man, later identified as 29-year-old Todd Boothe, began to climb down and eventually jumped down before running away from officers toward Washington Avenue.

Boothe later was taken into custody outside of a hotel nearby. He was charged with several counts, including disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence. He is being held on $1,500 bond.

Police did not say if any damage was caused to the poll during the incident.

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