Naked Woman Dancing Atop Tractor Trailer Shuts Down Interstate
A naked woman brought rush-hour traffic to a halt on a Houston-area highway Monday when she climbed atop a stopped tractor trailer and began dancing.
Authorities responded to the scene on Highway 290 after getting reports of a pedestrian who was hit by a car.
However, what they found was a woman stripping off her clothes as she danced atop a big rig.
According to the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department, the woman had allegedly been in two accidents already on Monday, both of them minor hit-and-runs with no injuries.
While on the interstate, officials say the woman was in a third accident when she came to a complete stop and was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler.
Lt. Brian Shirley told InsideEdition.com that's when the woman got in front of the semi, disrobed and climbed on top.
"She was not making a lot of sense, she was talking about the FBI and CIA being after her. Nothing coherent," Shirley, who was on the scene, told InsideEdition.com.
Meanwhile, authorities feared the woman might slip and tumble some 12 feet to the pavement.
Shirley said two hours passed, during which the woman refused to get down while dancing and spouting profanity.
Motorist Michael Strom took video of the incident and told InsideEdition.com: "I was taken totally off guard and so were the people driving next to me...And just everyone around me was like, 'omg!'"
Eventually, officials approached the woman with ladders. She finally allowed herself to be lowered to the ground.
A spokesperson for the Harris County Sheriff's Office Media Relations Department told InsideEdition.com that the woman was handcuffed and "transported to a hospital for evaluation."
The spokesperson said her caregivers would determine if the woman was under the influence of drugs or possibly suffers from mental illness.
"In 28 years, I've never seen a person climb atop a tractor-trailer naked," Shirley said.