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(CBS News)   If you get mauled by your illegal pet Siberian tiger, you can't sue the city   ( divider line
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2006-08-09 08:59:33 AM  
Well you got it in your house, you can get it out!
2006-08-09 09:02:16 AM  
It sounds like this guy had a serious hard-on for this tiger. Mauling him was probably the tiger's way of saying "no sex today".
2006-08-09 09:02:50 AM  
When illegal pet Siberian tigers are outlawed, only outlaws will have illegal pet Siberian tigers.
2006-08-09 09:06:23 AM  
I would think that obvious. But maybe my values are a little old fashioned.
2006-08-09 09:06:25 AM  
a tiger and an allegator... in an APARTMENT!

2006-08-09 09:07:00 AM  
a tiger and an alligator... in an APARTMENT!

2006-08-09 09:08:31 AM  
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2006-08-09 09:09:33 AM  
They should have just left the guy alone. As long as he's the only one the tiger eats, everything is good.

And I'll third CapeFearCadaver's (double) statement:

a tiger and an alligator... in an APARTMENT!

2006-08-09 09:09:57 AM  
The article doen not even mention whether or not he was raped while in jail.
2006-08-09 09:10:24 AM  
"We both had our freedom, but now we're both caged," he said of himself and Ming the day he was jailed.

Yeah, how bout that?!
2006-08-09 09:11:22 AM  
I can't even imagine trying to fit a dog in my stinking apartment, how did he fit the Tiger in there, did he use it as his sofa? No wonder the Tiger mauled him.
2006-08-09 09:13:40 AM  
Probably another case of, thier cute untill they gobble your head.
2006-08-09 09:14:33 AM  
At best, the headline is misleading; at worst, submitter needs to learn to read.
2006-08-09 09:19:02 AM  
Rural Russian trifecta in play!

/less than nothing
2006-08-09 09:19:57 AM  
We have a big cat rescue here. Sad to see the shape people put aminals in. Saw a monutain lion that went blind b/c a guy fed it dog food for over a year.
2006-08-09 09:23:09 AM  
Tigers are cute and furry. Tigers are also bigger, heavier and stronger than you, have enormous teeth and viscious claws. Bad, bad idea for a pet.

Also, the fact that there's only 5000ish wild tigers left in the world and yet somehow this asshat manages to get his hands on one is nuts. There's something crazy like 5 times the wild tiger population in captivity in the USA...
2006-08-09 09:23:14 AM  
2006-08-09 09:31:40 AM  
The article doen not even mention whether or not he was raped while in jail.

Kill the writer, the dumb f*ck.

Cheetahs are better anyway.
2006-08-09 09:34:37 AM  
Siberian tigers only attack people when they've been raised badly.

Stop blaming the BREED!
2006-08-09 09:39:27 AM  
CapeFearCadaver: a tiger and an alligator...

Living together!
2006-08-09 09:43:01 AM  
I just don't think I want a pet that lets me live at its whim. Have you ever really looked at a Siberian, those things are freakin' huge, this one was 10' long...
2006-08-09 09:44:57 AM  
I still don't see why people want these kinds of animals for pets. The tiger should have killed him for being stupid.

And an alligator?? What does he do with it? Does it fetch a frisbee? Does he let it sleep in his bed with him?
2006-08-09 09:48:28 AM  
CapeFearCadaver: a tiger and an alligator... in an APARTMENT!


Had to be said again...
2006-08-09 09:48:30 AM  
Tigers and gators and idiots, OH MY!
2006-08-09 09:50:04 AM  
can we please assign this judge to the case of the guy who's suing the gov't for getting hurt when he walked off a park cliff at night when he went to p*ss?
2006-08-09 09:53:52 AM  
"We both had our freedom, but now we're both caged," he said of himself and Ming the day he was jailed.
Delutional hippie or regular idiot?
2006-08-09 09:55:06 AM  
Was the guy BITTEN, or MAULED? There's a difference.
2006-08-09 09:55:43 AM  
I used to live in a very small town where the local drunk decided it was high time he had a pet cougar. He kept it in a 25'x35' concrete paved cage overlooking what would have been a natural habitat of thousands of acres of fields and rolling hills (poor thing). It got out a few times, eating a few small dogs and tearing up some patio furniture. The last time it escaped, the county decided they had had enough. They threw the guy in prison and euthanized the cougar once they caught it. I guess it was best for the cougar, though, because the guy never took good care of it and was always in court over it for one reason or another.
2006-08-09 09:59:57 AM  
These cops are just jerks, I can't believe the suit was thrown out. I mean to take a perfectly happy tiger, living majestic and free in an apartment and move it to a wildlife preserve is sick and wrong.
2006-08-09 10:02:52 AM  
Doesn't sound like they secured a search warrant prior to entering his apartment. Not sure why, they had probable cause.

This could be overturned on appeal.
2006-08-09 10:08:27 AM  
Solution, put him in a jail cell with both the tiger and alligator and let nature/hunger take it's course.
2006-08-09 10:14:02 AM  
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/somebody had to do it
2006-08-09 10:19:49 AM  
Part of his punishment should be that he has to pay their food bill to the sanctuary the animals went to for the rest of their lives.

My idiot cousin used to date an idiot who had a bear cub. He would punch it in the head whenever it "misbehaved". When it was finally taken away from him and put in a sanctuary, that was it. End of story for the idiot, and no punishment at all. He should have had to pay and pay and pay, stupid bastard.
2006-08-09 10:20:02 AM  
"We both had our freedom, but now we're both caged," he said of himself and Ming the day he was jailed.

This guy sounds like a bit of a nut job.....

Anyway, fark him and the horse he rode in on. If you're doing something illegal in your apartment then IMHO the cops should toss a grenade in there and then go on about their business, so he should consider himself lucky.

/ and he should also stay off my lawn
2006-08-09 10:45:00 AM  
I love the caged reference. Did he take his siberian tiger for walks in the park or something? We don't have a dog because we don't feel our apartment is large enough for one and a dog is only a couple feet long. This dude had a 10 ft tiger in his apartment and somehow feels this is more suitable than an animal refuge where it will probably gets some fresh air time.

It takes all kinds.
2006-08-09 10:46:14 AM  
There must be a celestial mandate that anyone with the surname of "Yates" must be a complete nutjob.

/Google "Andrea Yates"
2006-08-09 10:48:06 AM  
AquaWeasel: There must be a celestial mandate that anyone with the surname of "Yates" must be a complete nutjob.

I knew a Yates, she was a bit loopy. I think you may be on to something there
2006-08-09 10:54:27 AM  
Just another person trying to bring the pit bull down. Prolly his neighbors pit too. Im glad he got caught, Id hate to see a good dog get put down for a Lie. This happens alot.
2006-08-09 10:59:38 AM  
Huh. I always thought apartments in NYC were pretty small.

My wife and I live in a 4,000 sq. foot house, and I can tell you I'd feel pretty cramped if a 10 foot tiger moved in.
2006-08-09 11:01:00 AM  
Mmm...tastes like chicken.

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2006-08-09 11:06:17 AM  
"The judge said chutzpah, Yiddish for audacity, was a word overused in judicial opinions but the "most appropriate term to use" in referring to Yates' lawsuit."

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Unavailable for..... too late.
2006-08-09 11:07:30 AM  
Keep warm, plenty of rest and if you’re playing football, try and favour the other leg.
2006-08-09 11:08:22 AM  
Anyone with an "exotic" pet two times their size or more deserves to be eaten by it. Epossumondus, it's too bad that bear was taken away from your cousin's significant other before it had a chance to take him out of the gene pool for good.

/Still first on the Threat Down list...BEARS!
2006-08-09 11:15:47 AM  
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/well you have a Merciless tiger.. what you expect.
2006-08-09 11:24:34 AM  
Probably another case of, thier cute untill they gobble your head.

sounds like most of my dates.

/ ok, you can leave now
// wha?
2006-08-09 11:26:20 AM  
Too funny. chutzpah = Antoine Yates lawsuit. Next farkism? Maybe that's a Ric Romero?
2006-08-09 11:31:45 AM  
see, NOTHING is your own damn fault. ever.
2006-08-09 11:39:20 AM  
I read this on Reuters yesterday and it included this as its final paragraph:

The whereabouts of the rabbit have not been ascertained, but there is no indication in the record that Al the alligator was questioned in that regard," the judge noted. "The court suggests he may be more knowledgeable on this issue than he disgorged to date.

So apparently, there was also a bunny involved.​3117444& src=rss/oddlyEnoughNews
2006-08-09 11:49:28 AM  
Al the can you not think this guy is a genious...? Anyway, I live in NYC and saw pics in the news...this tiger was as LONG in length as the guy's kitchen! My apartment is definitely big enuf for the tiger...but not the alligator--hmm, unless we put him in the bathtub...Actually, I have room for an elephant...maybe I should get one...? And feed him pizza, candy, Big Macs, ice cream, frappuccinos...when he becomes fat, diabetic and has high colesterol and high blood pressure, and then attacks me, I can take HIM to court, and we can both end up in cages. What a GOOD idea!
2006-08-09 11:51:51 AM  
The bunny was busy
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