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Traffic jam as drivers stop to stare at homeless couple

Marissa Gelayne, from Florida, created a Facebook blog page called Trekk2017 where she has documented her and her fiance’s travels across Florida 

A couple from Florida, who police have identified as homeless, are trekking 800 miles from North West Florida to Key West.

The couple caused a scene on the State Road 85 highway as drivers slowed down to gawk at them as they stood by their makeshift caravan on the side of the road with police.

The traffic was reportedly backed up for miles as drivers looked on to watch the strange event. 

Next to the highway was a plastic canopy where they left their giant Great Dane dog, as they spoke to the officials.

The couple revealed to the authorities that they were planning to walk with their pet all the way to Key West, a nearly 800-mile trek. 

Marissa Gelayne created a Facebook blog page called Trekk2017 where she has documented her and her fiance’s travels thus far.

In a Facebook video she uploaded Friday she said: ‘Hi, I’m Marissa and I just wanted to introduce myself. I’m really hoping that this takes off and that we get a lot of support.

 

Marissa and her fiance caused a scene on the State Road 85 highway as drivers slowed down to gawk at them as they stood by their makeshift caravan on the side of the road with police

Marissa and her fiance caused a scene on the State Road 85 highway as drivers slowed down to gawk at them as they stood by their makeshift caravan on the side of the road with police

In a Facebook video she uploaded Friday she said: 'Hi, I'm Marissa and I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm really hoping that this takes off and that we get a lot of support'

In a Facebook video she uploaded Friday she said: 'Hi, I'm Marissa and I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm really hoping that this takes off and that we get a lot of support'

In a Facebook video she uploaded Friday she said: ‘Hi, I’m Marissa and I just wanted to introduce myself. I’m really hoping that this takes off and that we get a lot of support’

‘I’m doing a lifestyle change, it’s called “Through Trekking” and our first trek is gonna be through the state of Florida. From North West Florida, almost Alabama state line to Keys, way down at the bottom. 

‘And as you can see, we are living primitively and simply and um I don’t know, we’re gonna see what happens. We’re hiking, we did 106 miles, but now we decided we’re gonna try cycling for a while. And we’re just gonna, like I said, see what happens. So enjoy, follow and join us for the ride.’ 

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office addressed the epic traffic jam on its official Facebook page.

Her and her fiance plan to trek through Florida: 'I'm doing a lifestyle change, it's called 'Through Trekking' and our first trek is gonna be through the state of Florida. From North West Florida, almost Alabama state line to Keys, way down at the bottom'

Her and her fiance plan to trek through Florida: 'I'm doing a lifestyle change, it's called 'Through Trekking' and our first trek is gonna be through the state of Florida. From North West Florida, almost Alabama state line to Keys, way down at the bottom'

Her and her fiance plan to trek through Florida: ‘I’m doing a lifestyle change, it’s called “Through Trekking” and our first trek is gonna be through the state of Florida. From North West Florida, almost Alabama state line to Keys, way down at the bottom’

The traffic was reportedly backed up for miles as drivers looked on to watch the strange event

The traffic was reportedly backed up for miles as drivers looked on to watch the strange event

The traffic was reportedly backed up for miles as drivers looked on to watch the strange event

‘For those wondering what was backing up traffic on State Road 85 southbound for miles this morning, two homeless individuals with all their belongings in shopping carts had tied the carts together and were heading down the edge of the road with their Great Dane enroute to Key West. Deputies say the individuals were transported to Niceville.’

Gelayne saw the post published on Facebook and responded to the ‘homeless’ label.

‘I prefer the term free range Americans but that’s just me traffic became backed up when drivers slowed to take pictures of us we were safely out of traffic but thank you to the Okaloosa Sheriff for their professionalism and due diligence and providing safety for all not to worry we will be cycling the rest of the way,’ Gelayne wrote.

Marissa thanked the police for helping them after they caused the traffic jam: 'Thank you to the Okaloosa Sheriff for their professionalism and due diligence and providing safety for all not to worry we will be cycling the rest of the way'

The traffic was backed up on State Road 85 southbound for miles after the two homeless individuals stood on the side of the road with all their belongings in shopping carts

Marissa thanked the police for helping them after they caused the traffic jam: ‘Thank you to the Okaloosa Sheriff for their professionalism and due diligence and providing safety for all not to worry we will be cycling the rest of the way’

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office addressed the epic traffic jam as they took to their official Facebook page with a statement

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office addressed the epic traffic jam as they took to their official Facebook page with a statement

This is their Great Dane who they are taking on their trek with them to Key West

This is their Great Dane who they are taking on their trek with them to Key West

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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