The man who jumped into the tiger den at the Bronx Zoo on Friday will be charged by authorities for his criminal behavior.
When David Villalobos jumped into the tiger den at the Bronx zoo, he had no idea that what he would end up getting would be bruises, cuts, scratches and criminal charges! Villalobos is the person who created a stir on Friday at the Bronx Zoo by jumping into the tiger den. He jumped 20 feet into the den and was mauled by the tiger before being saved by the rescuers and the zoo keepers. After his wounds had been treated at the hospital, investigating officers started asking him questions and it was found out that Villalobos had jumped into the den because he wanted to 'be one' with the tigers.
Apparently, David Villalobos is a nature-lover and really loves tigers and lions. When investigators looked into his case, and searched his Facebook profile, it was found out that he listed "Mother Nature" as his religion and had posted several images of different animals, including tigers, lions and cheetahs, on his Facebook profile.
It was his love for the animal, which drove David Villalobos to jump into the tiger den at the Bronx Zoo, but the move was not taken in the same light by the management of the zoo.
"The NYPD anticipates arresting David Villalobos on a trespassing complaint by Bronx Zoo authorities," police spokesman Paul Browne said Saturday, according to a report by msnbc.com. "When an NYPD sergeant asked Villalobos yesterday why had jumped into the tiger preserve, he replied that 'everyone has a reason for what they do in life.'"
According to reports, the tiger which attacked David Villalobos was a Siberian tiger by the name of Bachuta and if it wanted, it could kill Villalobos, but miraculously it did not. Most of the injuries which Villalobos sustained were because of him landing on his fours after the 20-feet jump.
"Tigers are extremely capable predators: They typically grab a prey animal by the back of the neck and it's over very quickly," Breheny said. "This cat did not do this to the individual."
Thankfully Villalobos did not sustain life-threatening injuries. He will recover from the minor ones in a short time. However, he was not so lucky in terms of evading criminal charges for his senseless action.