A Texas woman has been arrested in Marion County on drug charges after Ocala police said she was caught doing yoga and stripping in the middle of the road Wednesday.
According to a police report, witnesses said 51-year-old Michele Rene Cernak appeared to be intoxicated and doing yoga exercises in the street around 3:40 p.m. on the 300 block of Southeast Sanchez Avenue, just a few blocks from Osceola Middle School.
As police were headed to the scene, another witness called and reported that the woman had begun taking off her clothes. When officers arrived, they said Cernak had stripped down to her panties, with her jeans down at her ankles.
Police said Cernak's pickup truck was running with the driver-side door wide open fewer than 10 feet away from where she was in the road. Inside the truck, police found heroin and drug paraphernalia. Officers also noted Cernak had a bleeding wound on her ankle, which she said was from shooting heroin.
Cernak was booked into the Marion County Jail on a bond totaling $5,000.