Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Man Who Leapt Into Tiger Habitat Fixated on Mother Nature, New Age Pseudoscience

On Friday, David Villalobos, 25, leapt from an elevated train and into a tiger habitat at the Bronx zoo, where he was promptly mauled by a 400 pound male Siberian tiger named Bachuta. When asked why he committed this dangerous and seemingly senseless act, Villalobos, who’s since been charged with trespassing, said he “wanted to be one with the tiger.”

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