Sunday, September 23, 2012

Missed it by that much...

...Question is, does he have any regrets...?
Mauled NY man: I wanted to be one with the tiger
 NEW YORK (AP) -- Before his now-infamous tangle with a Bronx Zoo tiger, David Villalobos adorned his Facebook page with New Age odes to Mother Earth and affirmations like, "Be love and fearless."

Police said Saturday that Villalobos had told detectives that it was without fear that he leaped from an elevated train into the animal's den. His reason, they said, was that "he wanted to be one with the tiger."

Villalobos also recounted how, after he landed on all fours, the 400-pound beast attacked him and dragged around by his foot, said New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne. Despite serious injuries, he claimed he was able to get his wish and pet the tiger - a male Siberian named Bashuta - before his rescue, the spokesman added.
h/t Drudge


Brigid said...

. . .while his foot was one with the tiger's digestive system.

I can't help but think of the old SNL episode from 19mumblemumble.I was in college in Seattle and we'd watch. Dan Ackyod was on as the author of the book "Mauled!" and his face is ALL torn up. In demonstrating some of the lessons from his book he sticks a big marshmallow in his mouth and mumbles "Do not feed the bears like THIS!" and other gems of wisdom such as "do not RIDE the bears".

Drang said...

"Do you plan another book?"
"Dear God, I hope not!"

NotClauswitz said...

Why couldn't he just embrace the barb-wire and spikey fence posts, and impale himself onto that?