Skip to comments.7 People Cited For Allegedly Entering Closed Section Of 405 Freeway
Posted on 10/01/2012 10:45:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin
WEST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Seven people were cited on Sunday for allegedly entering closed portions of the 405 Freeway.
Amy Johnson, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said they consisted of four rollerbladers, a newlywed couple and one pedestrian.
Earlier Sunday, KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO reported via Twitter that the newlyweds were cited on the Sunset Boulevard on-ramp of the southbound 405 Freeway.
The couple was spotted about 3:40 a.m., said California Highway Patrol officer Charmaine Fajardo.
Officials urged motorists and residents to steer clear of the closed freeway.
Johnson also said a tourist couple from Europe was not cited as they went on the freeway by accident.
Former professional skateboarder Cindy Whitehead, a Hermosa Beach resident, was also not cited. She thought it would be fun to skate down a stretch of the freeway around 8 a.m.
Johnson spoke to Whitehead and her husband about their daring two-minute caper.
Whiteheads husband, professional photographer Ian Logan, took a series of photos. We just thought it would be a very iconic photo to make, she explained.
Said Logan, We thought it would be an opportunity to do something that was completely California. Freeways and skateboards? It was, you know, you gotta try it.
Whitehead knew there were risks involved. She had the names and phone numbers of a bail bondsman, a friend and an attorney written in marker on her arms, just in case she was arrested.
She said, I was hoping people would see the good natured-ness in it. I wasnt trying to harm anyone. I wasnt trying to be dangerous.
Whitehead adds, Im glad I did it. Im glad its done. It was a lot of fun, it was fun for two minutes. And its something I can say I have done. Not too many people can say they have ridden the 405 Freeway on a skateboard.
“You’re living large, Ms. Whitehead, living large.”
He probably runs out on the field during televised ball games, too.
So what exactly were the newlyweds doing at 3:40 in the morning? Expect they could have been cited for more than being on the road at that time of the morning.
Why was the freeway closed?
LOL! Large is right. Did you see the stress on that board? Amazing. Hippy losers.
Don’t know about htese two, but these days marriage often comes well after the first child is born.
For years I have thought I would never want to live in California. But after viewing those cool photos I have it in mind to move to LA.
Since my company has a facility in Gardena, all I have to do is put in the request, certain approval will follow.