…if you’re running away from security guards after being suspected of being involved in a robbery. Do not, under any circumstances, climb into cage with an annoyed Bengal tiger. The odds of getting out alive are very low, as a this suspect found out.
A criminal suspect on the run ended up being mauled to death by a caged tiger, South African police say.
“The man was involved in a robbery and was chased by security guards,” police spokeswoman Elsa Gerber told the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
“He had nowhere else to go, so he jumped over the zoo fence,” she added.
The police said that the man had tried to escape after he had robbed a couple with a knife.
The tiger had apparently not tried to eat the body.
Nature conservation officials quoted by SABC said the tigers had been fed on Saturday afternoon and were therefore not hungry.