Houston: Bengal tiger spotted in Memorial neighborhood

Bengal tiger spotted in front yard in west Houston neighborhood, police say

According to the Houston police command center, a resident of a west Houston neighborhood confirmed a loose Bengal tiger lying in a front yard on Sunday night.

The tiger was wearing a collar and was prowling around the front yard until someone came out of the house and brought it inside.

Houston police said the incident was reported at about 8 p.m. at a home on Ivy Wall Drive, near the intersection of Highway 6 and Memorial Drive.

The report was made about 8 p.m. from the resident’s home in the 1100 block of Ivy Wall Drive. According to the command center, the caller told police that the tiger “had a collar around its neck” and was “looking aggressive,”

The caller said that the tiger was looking at them at one point. According to the call notes, the caller also confirmed that neighbors were “starting to show up with guns,”

A person identified as a suspect pulled up in a white Jeep Cherokee and took off with the animal, police said.

The call notes did not include any information about injuries, police said. A video circulating on Twitter shows a man holding a tiger at gunpoint in the street.

In one of the videos, a man is seen in the front yard holding what appears to be a gun while yelling at the person who was taking the tiger inside.

It’s unclear if any charges were filed.

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