As if Houstonians needed another reason to run into traffic on 290. At least this time it was entertaining, if you were in eye sight.
A standoff with a naked woman dancing on top of a big rig finally ended Monday morning when police and firefighters took her into custody.
Highway 290 westbound was shut down at Huffmeister for more than two hours due to the crash and the standoff.
Views from Air 11 showed the woman twerking and gyrating for passing vehicles just after 9 a.m. Monday.
Firefighters and police officers used ladder trucks to try and coax her down, but she refused to budge. They finally jumped on the top of the big rig and wrestled her into handcuffs.
Houston TranStar reports the dancing woman was preceded by a crash involving three vehicles. It’s believed the woman was driving one of the wrecked cars, but it’s unknown why she decided to climb the big rig and dance.
The woman was taken to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.
The freeway has since reopened.
As someone who’s had planned on getting on 290 today, I’m glad it has since reopened.