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Man forces South Shore to shut down after climbing on top of the train

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A man disrupted the South Shore Line train commute Wednesday morning as he reportedly climbed both on top of and underneath the train cars.

Officials say the commuter line was forced to shut down the power to the electric trains.

August Breitbarth, 31, of Michigan City was arrested and faces misdemeanor counts of trespassing and unauthorized use of the railroad right of way. He allegedly climbed on top of the train at the Dune Park station near Chesterton.

He then escaped on foot was arrested a short time later.

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