HOUSTON – A video of a young woman walking on a busy Houston freeway while talking on the phone has been shared thousands of times on social media.
The video was posted to Jefe De Jeffs’s Facebook page with the caption, "Girl just walking on 45 northbound in the middle of the freeway on her cell phone like nothing going on! This is crazy! Share! Share! Share! Share!"
The recording shows the girl, dressed in shorts, a tank top and boots, walking along I-45 north as cars whiz by.
The person holding the camera yells, “Get off the freeway!”
The girl looks back and keeps walking, the video shows.
"She didn't have (a) care in the world," said Juan Coronado, the man who recorded the video. "A hundred cars pretty much stopped in an instant."
Police said they started receiving 911 calls around 5:30 p.m. When officers arrived the woman was not there.
It is unclear why she was walking on the congested highway.
"(I'm) not surprised at all," Coronado said. "Everything happens in Houston."
This is the second time this week that video showed people walking on Houston freeways.
Another video sent to KPRC 2 showed a man walking on the ledge of the Interstate 610 West Loop overpass at Post Oak Boulevard.