Bad Roommates

5:20 pm -- The BBC reports that a man who was jailed after the police discovered a 450 pound tiger in his New York apartment has just lost his suit against the city. He claimed that the search was performed without a warrant, and also claimed that "$7,000 in cash, $30,000 in jewellery and a brown pet rabbit" went missing after the search on his home.

In addition to Ming, the tiger, a six-foot caiman alligator, named Al, was also discovered prowling about his fifth-floor bachelor pad.

    Although he claimed [the bites] had been inflicted by a pit bull dog, neighbours told police about the big cat roaming his apartment, in breach of city regulations.

In regards to the bunny, the judge noted that:

    The whereabouts of the rabbit has not been ascertained, but there is no indication that Al the alligator was questioned in that regard.

    The court suggests he may be more knowledgeable on this issue than he disgorged to date.

So who ate all that cash?

— Red "Disgorged" Panda, Light Reading

sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:45:20 AM
re: Bad Roommates An estimated 10,000 Americans keep tigers as pets, according to the 2003 BBC story about this tiger. Can that possibly be true?
sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:45:12 AM
re: Bad Roommates Oh, and the PETA brochure says that tigers are really good at guarding crack houses.
sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:45:12 AM
re: Bad Roommates You're right, that number is 15,000, according to PETA. Although, I'm not sure how it's possible to collect that kind of data.
alcaseltzer 12/5/2012 | 3:45:11 AM
re: Bad Roommates tigers good for guarding crack houses...or meth labs...or grow houses...or grow farms on public lands...
whyiswhy 12/5/2012 | 3:45:05 AM
re: Bad Roommates And you thought the guy down the hall with the Pits was a bit "off"...

Can we conclude Tigers are no longer endangered species (=15,000 in US apartments alone)?
Gabriel Brown 12/5/2012 | 3:45:04 AM
re: Bad Roommates On the street next to mine in South London, the Leopard Man of Peckham won a court case allowing him to keep leopards in his back garden. Another great example of British Justice.


Even more bizarre, over the hill in Brixton, animal rights activists are liberating Tiger Snails using -ú5 notes and keeping them as pets.

whyiswhy 12/5/2012 | 3:45:01 AM
re: Bad Roommates Animal lovers become eco-terrorists!!!



Giant African Land Snails (Achatina spp.) as Pets
From Lianne McLeod,
Your Guide to Exotic Pets.

Warning: Giant African land snails are illegal in the US and some other countries due to their potential as a devastating invasive species. While they are legal pets in some countries, under no circumstances should they be kept as pets where illegal to do so, and they should also never be released into the wild. They are also prolific breeders so if you have more than one you also need to be extremely careful about disposing of the numerous eggs produced.

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