(NEXSTAR) — Residents have been shocked to see a tiger prowling exterior of their Houston neighborhood Sunday night time.
Victor Hugo Cuevas was arrested Monday, apparently in reference to the tiger, Houston police tweeted Monday night.
Cuevas’ lawyer stated he’s not the proprietor of the tiger and was merely making an attempt to get it to security, based on KHOU.
“HPD was in such a rush to wrap it and discover their man that they simply assumed as a result of my shopper was the one who caught this tiger, who went out and go it and introduced it again into security, everyone seems to be simply assuming that he’s the proprietor of the tiger,” legal professional Michael Elliott instructed KHOU.
Police stated the tiger incident was reported at about 8 p.m. at a Houston residence, based on KHOU.
The tiger, which was sporting a collar, was seen in a neighborhood entrance yard earlier than somebody got here out of the home and took it inside, reported KHOU.
In a single video posted to social media, a person later recognized as an off-duty sheriff’s deputy is seen exterior holding a gun whereas shouting on the particular person taking the tiger inside, reported KHOU.
The deputy stated he pointed his weapon on the cat, not individuals, to guard the neighborhood, based on KHOU.
Social media was buzzing over the incident. One particular person tweeted, “The heck! Why is there a tiger?!”
Witnesses stated the tiger was later put in an SUV and pushed away.
“Proper after they introduced it again inside they loaded it into an SUV and barreled out of their driveway over the garden and fled from the police,” tweeted somebody recognized as “a Dan of motion.”
Police didn’t instantly announce any fees or launch additional details about Sunday’s tiger incident, KHOU reported.
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