Couple Arrested in Tiger's Escape

Incident date: 
Thu, 03/17/2005
Date reported: 
Thu, 03/17/2005
Date Published: 
Thu, 03/17/2005 (All day)
City: 
Moorpark
State: 
California
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Couple Arrested in Tiger's Escape. The Moorpark animal sanctuary owners denied the cat belonged to them while it roamed suburban areas. Trackers killed it Feb. 23.
Headline: 
Couple Arrested in Tiger's Escape
Summary: 

Two Moorpark residents were arrested for their actions in response to the escape of their tiger. The owners allegedly allowed the tiger to roam freely in the suburban area for four weeks without notifying officials and later denied ownership. The tiger was shot and killed by U.S. Department of Agriculture trackers near a housing development and a city park.