Reportedly intoxicated woman hospitalized after sneaking into zoo to pet tiger on Halloween

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A tiger at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. It is not clear if it is the same tiger involved in the incident on Halloween. Image via Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium via Facebook.

A tiger at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. It is not clear if it is the same tiger involved in the incident on Halloween. Image via Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium via Facebook.

OMAHA, Neb.  — A woman reportedly suffered severe hand trauma after she sneaked into a zoo in Omaha to pet a tiger on Halloween, and authorities stated the woman was aggressive toward medical staff and showed signs of being under the influence.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium posted on Facebook Sunday with the details of the incident, stating that officers were called to a medical center regarding a woman with an injury to her left hand.

Police determined 33-year-old Jacqueline 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.”

A friend took the woman to the hospital, where was allegedly aggressive toward staff and displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The woman has been cited for criminal trespass, but remained at the hospital for treatment. The incident is under investigation.

7 comments

  • ANOTHERBOB

    Obviously not the brightest female. Petting a tiger is something that not even a drunk man would do. They’re smarter than that.

      • ANOTHERBOB

        Society views sloppy drunk men very differently than we do sloppy drunk women. Don’t know why that is true, but there is something repulsive about a woman laying in the gutte attracting flys.

    • Amanda

      https://youtu.be/5YgSQ2mR8I8

      Weird, Bob…that looks an awful lot like a drunk male. Not so smart after all. Next time, make sure you can back up your asinine theories with something even remotely resembling facts. Or, leave the thinking to us women :)

      • C'MON AMANDA

        Looks like the tiger respects the man. Jacqueline Eide, on the other hand (pun intended), is trying to figure out whether she wants to go back and give it another try.

      • C'MON AMANDA

        There’s a world of difference between your typical drunk man and the woman who’s lost all self control. Here Amanda, let me show you\:

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