Baton Rouge traffic on I-12 was at a standstill Monday afternoon after a man climbed a sign over the highway.

DOTD traffic cameras spotted the guy perched atop a large highway sign on the interstate near Airline Highway around 2:30pm on Monday.

The man periodically moved up and down the sign as traffic passed below, sometimes even swinging from the bars of the structure.

Police were eventually able to coerce the man down and he was taken to a local hospital.

The westbound lanes of the interstate were shut down for a period to deal with the man, and as you can imagine, this caused significant traffic issues in the area.

It is unclear why he climbed the sign in the first place.