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The woman who slipped into the lions enclosure of the Bronx Zoo is arrested

2019-11-08T10:47:07.324Z

Myah Autry, 30, was arrested accused of sneaking into the lion and giraffe areas at the Bronx Zoo in late September. The woman had allegedly shared images of her ...



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(CNN) - The New York Police Department reported that a woman accused of sneaking into the lion and giraffe areas at the Bronx Zoo was arrested in late September.

Myah Autry, 30, who had previously been identified by the New York police as the woman who entered the enclosures of those animals, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with two counts of criminal search, police said.

Autry posted on Instagram that he would go to the Barclays Center to turn himself in to the police and notified several media outlets, according to a police source. Detectives went to the area and arrested her. He was wearing a New York Police shirt at the time of the arrest, the source said.

It is not clear if Autry has a lawyer.

Autry allegedly shared videos of herself climbing up the wooden fence on the day of the incident, then waving and dancing once inside while a lion watched her.

In the video, the lion seems stunned, and the woman seems not to bother, even when the animal takes a few steps towards her.

“I want to get close to him,” says the woman in the video as she climbs the wooden fence. "Baby! Hello, I love you! ”He mutters as he greets before he starts dancing.

After her encounter with the lion, the woman posted a photo of herself with police officers on Instagram.

When the video of the incident appeared, the Bronx Zoo did not take it with fun and officials said the woman had put herself in danger.

"This action was a serious violation and illegal transfer that could have resulted in serious injury or death," he said. “There are barriers and rules to keep both visitors and staff and animals safe. We have a zero tolerance policy regarding transfer and violation of barriers. ”

Neither the woman nor the lion was injured in the incident.

It is not clear how the woman overcame the barrier or how long she was there. But it seems that he never crossed a large moat that separates the lions from those who visit the exhibition. The Bronx Zoo did not say how wide or deep it is.

Lauren M. Johnson of CNN contributed to this report.

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Source: cnnespanol

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