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Woman drove truck onto Pinellas Trail; none injured

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ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

First came the 911 calls.

"He ran over the poles. There are a lot of people out there exercising, almost getting run over by him so," the caller said.

Then came the cops.

"There must have been about 10 or 15 police cars," said Michael Lopes.

Wayne Johnnasseon saw it.

"It was hard to tell. It went by so fast," he said.

Stacy Simpson heard it.

"I heard some crashing sound going on came out here saw the police arresting a guy," he said.

Michael Lopes couldn't believe it:

"You're kidding me. You're crazy, people are crazy, why would they be doing that?" he said.

St. Petersburg Police say the driver sped up and down the Pinellas Trail between 38th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North at 50 miles an hour.

"He was screaming. There was hollering going on, then the paramedics and ambulances showed up," Simpson said.

Brandon Hood watched from his parent's convenience store.

"He went from calm and normal, standing here like you and I, to raging and going crazy," Hood said.

"He" was actually a woman.Her name is Jonie Hensley and she was Baker Acted.

"She could have had a mental breakdown, or possibly be under the influence. We just don't know at this point," said Michael Puetz with the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Afterwards, park rangers removed about a dozen metal poles she ran over, and the bicycles were back.

"We are thinking if we all stick together in our tight group, that we can maybe get along okay," said Shirley Engle.

For these couples, just another day on the trail.

"Crazy stuff goes on all over, and you just have to be aware," said Sharon Ballew.

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