Carmageddon: 2 cyclists arrested for riding on closed 405
Two bicyclists who were riding shirtless on the southbound 405 Freeway near the Wilshire Boulevard exit were arrested, officials said.
The cyclists were cited -- and their bikes were impounded -- around 2:15 p.m., according to a California Highway Patrol spokesperson.
Earlier in the day, about six to eight cyclists were escorted off the freeway closure area.
A 70-year-old jogger was arrested at 9:25 a.m., Fajardo said. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant of public menace, and it was not clear if he was also arrested for being a pedestrian on a freeway.
Caltrans District 7 Director Mike Miles said a few people have tried to get onto the 405, including a jogger wearing a helmet camera and skateboarder who got onto the side of the freeway that was still open in the early hours of the morning.
-- Ari Bloomekatz
Photo: A cyclist watches construction at the Mulholland Drive bridge. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times