UPDATE: Naked man holds up Joburg traffic

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Man walks naked in peak traffic on the M1 highway in Johannesburg.

• Editor&39;s note: This article has been updated with additional information. 

 

JOHANNESBURG – A naked man disrupted Thursday morning traffic on the M1 in Johannesburg.

Motorists took to Twitter to voice their anger at being further delayed in peak-hour traffic by the spectacle while others saw the humorous side of it.

Some motorists questioned why authorities had not removed the man, believed to be a vagrant, and arrested him for public indecency.

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department confirmed that the man is homeless and believed to be living on the streets next to the busy highway.

“We sent two police patrol cars to look into the situation,” JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said.

“Every time he saw the police van coming he ran away and jumped down the road.

“We believe that he is mentally disturbed.”

Minnaar said if they were to apprehend the man he would not face any criminal charges, but would be sent to a mental institution.