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Intoxicated man arrested after climbing billboard

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Andrew Schmitz (Source: LMDC) Andrew Schmitz (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro Police made a bizarre arrest early Monday near Bowman Field.

Just after 1 a.m., officers were called to Bearno's Restaurant at 2900 Taylorsville Road on a report that two people had climbed on top of the building, then onto a nearby billboard.

When police got there, they saw one man laying on the billboard platform trying to hide.

After Louisville firefighters were called to the scene, they found Andrew Schmitz, 19, of Louisville, atop the 40 foot high billboard.

Police said Schmitz smelled of marijuana.

Schmitz was charged with wanton endangerment, public intoxication and trespassing.

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