COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) - A 19 Action News viewer sent in
on I-71 south.
The incident happened on Thursday, March 5, around 5:30 p.m. on a Greyhound bus, just 25 minutes north of Polaris.
Zach Baugh, a passenger riding the bus, says the whole incident was strange.
He said he knew something was wrong when the driver made a call and began slowing the bus down after a woman repeatedly walked up and down the aisle, bothering other riders. She has been identified as 26 year old Antoinette Taylor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio.
"She was acting weird and kept getting into people's faces saying that she hadn't seen them in a long time but no one knew her. She was trying to give people hugs and talking about demons," says Baugh.
In the video, the woman seems to be calm before the state trooper boards the bus.
"The woman was totally okay, acting like she was fine but when the trooper got on the bus and attempted to talk to her, she punched her in the face with no warning," states Baugh.Baugh, who was on his way home to Columbus to visit family, says that everyone on the bus figured that the woman must be on drugs or suffering from a mental illness.
The brutal attack was stopped by two men who had to help pull the woman off of the trooper.
"She was still fighting while she was handcuffed," continues Baugh. Taylor was taken to Morrow County Jail and charged with felony assault.
Sunday afternoon she posted bond and was released from the Morrow County Jail.