Mugger meets demise

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by E.L., Dec 24, 2005.

  1. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member,2933,179408,00.html

    Tigers Kill Man Suspected of Mugging in South Africa
    Wednesday, December 21, 2005

    BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — A suspected mugger being chased by security guards met a grisly end after he fled into a zoo and climbed into the tiger enclosure.

    His mauled body was discovered Sunday by a visitor to the zoo in Bloemfontein, in central Southern Africa, prompting initial confusion as to how the man ended up in the enclosure.

    Police said Wednesday the man and an accomplice had robbed a couple at knifepoint early Sunday. Security guards gave chase and one of the suspects jumped over the perimeter fence. He then apparently ran to the tiger's den in the middle of the zoo.

    "What exactly happened we don't know and we won't ever know because the only person who could tell us is dead," police spokeswoman Else Gerber said.

    She said there was an empty can of beer near the corpse and that the autopsy would reveal whether the man was intoxicated at the time.

    Zoo officials have said the Bengal tigers will not be destroyed because they were blameless. The tigers had been fed on Saturday and so did not eat the man because they were not hungry, according to media reports
  2. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    We love happy endings!
  3. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Darwinian Natural Selection.
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Yup. Elimination of the lesser genes. Now, I wonder what twisted gene made him so brilliant as to jump ANY fence in a zoo. Seems less than 7 watts showing in his belfry. :eek:
  5. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

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