Intoxicated Woman Breaks Into Zoo to Pet Tiger, Gets Bitten

According to a report by KETV, a Nebraska woman had an eventful Halloween night that resulted in a hospital trip and a citation for criminal trespassing.

Jacqueline Eide, 33, is in the hospital after suffering a severe injury to her left hand, potentially the loss of her fingers, after she broke into the Omaha, NE Henry Doorly Zoo and went to pet one of the zoo’s tigers.

“Through investigation, it was learned that Eide had made unauthorized entry into the Zoo to pet a tiger. When she reached into the cage, she was bitten causing severe trauma to her hand,” police stated. “Eide was aggressive toward staff and showed signs of intoxication of alcohol and/or drugs.”

Eide, who was sentenced to prison time for her third DUI in 2011, has been arrested twice this year and has criminal convictions, including drunk driving, graffiti, disturbing the peace, obstruction of justice and shoplifting.

The incident is still under investigation by police.

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