An intoxicated woman was bitten by a tiger after she broke into a zoo and tried to pet the animal, police said.
Jacqueline Eide, 33, reached into the predator’s cage after she allegedly entered Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, early Sunday — just hours after Halloween.
There was no merciful repeat of Daniel in the lions’ den, however, and Eide suffered a “severe trauma” to her left hand, the Omaha Police Department said in a statement.
She was driven to hospital by a friend, where police said Eide was aggressive and showed signs of intoxication by alcohol or drugs. She was cited for criminal trespass and remained at the hospital for treatment Sunday.