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Mauled Man: I Wanted to Be One With the Tiger

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A man who was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo is facing arrest after telling investigators he wanted "to be one" with the 400-pound beast, police said Saturday.

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Carrie B (306)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 7:02 pm
Let us see how many ways we might spell STUPID!

Nancy L (141)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 7:55 pm

Carrie B (306)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 7:56 pm
Nan, you said it all!

Kevin A (64)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 10:14 pm
posted earlier Bronx Zoo Mauling: Man Wanted to Be 'One With the Tiger' - U.S. News

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 2:04 am
A Northern tribe have a mental condition whereby, because it is so lonely there, especially in winter, they eat their nearest and dearest because they want to "be one" with them. This is the first time I've read of someone willing to be eaten to "be one" with a tiger.
I suppose it is natural to want to "be one" with someone who is loved and admired, but I think the man probably suffers from poor impulse control for some other reason. Rather than arrest the man, I think that he should have a psychiatric examination.
One could say that poor impulse control is probably a common condition among young people that are brought up on computer games and TV. As well as that, there are other means of instant gratification. It's as the old song says: "The trouble with the world today is instant coffee in a paper cup!"
But I think that there is more wrong in this case than that.

pam w (139)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 8:05 am
Alexandra's right, of SANE person acts in this way. What's scary is that it COULD have ended with the death of the cat!

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 9:23 am
Noted. I'm so glad that they are not going to euthanize the tiger. The man was incredibly stupid and it oculd've been so much worse. He obviously was not in his right mind but he should be facing alot of charges. As far as I'm concerned, he should also be charged with endangering an animal as his actions could've spelled the end for this magnificent tiger.

Suzanne L (99)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 2:49 pm
Alexandra is onto something. This may be a case of passive suicidal thoughts. I hope the man gets help. I'm glad that everyone else was sane enough not to punish the tiger.

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 5:57 pm
They better arrest and prosecute that idiot, because if the tiger had not run away from the fire extinguisher, they probably would have killed the tiger to save the stupid man.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 6:35 pm
What a bloody drongo!

Victoria L (13)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 6:57 pm
Some of these comments are a bit insensitive and disheartening to read. Did he make a mistake? Yes. Foolish? Absolutely. Wish the best for this man and let him face the consequences of his actions without further ridicule. The tiger and its caretakers are fortunately all okay, and obviously more security measures should be enforced to make sure this does not happen again.

Victoria L (13)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 7:01 pm
In addition to my last comment, I've been to the Bronx Zoo numerous times in my life, and once on the very ride this man jumped from. I would hate to see it shut down because of this.

Marie W (67)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 8:57 pm
Well he would have achieved that if he was eaten. STUPID!

Past Member (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:04 am

Carol H (229)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:49 am
mental problem there Im sure!!!

Edwin M (346)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:50 am
This man obviously has some mental issues and needs treatment

Ruth C (87)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:47 am
A compete moron no question about that!!

Vallee R (280)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:08 am
Edwin mat be correct - he needs help

Kamila A (141)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:32 am
One mentally ill person is going to ruin the ride for everyone. I hope they don't change the ride because of one idiot.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 8:12 am
This man has realized a fundamental truth: the only way to "be one" with the tiger is by way of the tiger's stomach.

Christeen A (368)
Monday September 24, 2012, 12:59 pm
You can't blame the tiger for doing what comes naturally.

Christopher Fowler (82)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:01 pm
Stupid people do stupid things.

Anyone taking bets on whether or not this guy was one of those delusional AR nuts?

They are usually the ones without a healthy respect for large, dangerous, feral animals.

Fred Krohn (34)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:02 pm
Give him his Darwin Award and toss him back in with the tiger. What a maroon!

Muriel Servaege (53)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:19 pm
Fortunately the tiger wasn't killed.

Lisa N (206)
Monday September 24, 2012, 2:21 pm
I am just happy that this tiger did not have to pay with it's life for this stupid stunt of his!

michelle t (41)
Monday September 24, 2012, 2:36 pm
Its a pity that this looser wasn't killed.No wlock this nutter up

michelle t (41)
Monday September 24, 2012, 2:37 pm
Its a pity that this looser wasn't killed.No lock this nutter up

Isabelle J (81)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:24 pm
I'm glad they won't kill the tiger !

Joanne D (38)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:58 pm
He may have sustained previous head injuries which physically damaged the part of his brain that handles impulse control. If so he is not going to get it back regardless of treatment.

Dianne D (490)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:00 pm
This guy is an idiot and has mental issues. The tiger was going to be the looser and be killed all because of this man's greed for himself. There needs to be plans in place to protect the animals from humans.

louise Woychesko (1)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:04 pm
Stupid and sad.

Michael M (5)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:18 pm
And how much consumption of drugs/alcohol was involved?

Russie C (4)
Monday September 24, 2012, 6:30 pm
Thank God they are not going to kill the tiger, how stupid that man was, I have no sympathy for him at all, he got what he deserved. Talk about having no brains.

Debra Van Way (12)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:09 pm
We have a saying here that fits this guy. The lights are on, but no one is home. I think that covers it.

Linda Owen (49)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:42 pm
Wow, how scary. I think he needs help.

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:50 pm
If the Tiger was killed for mauling this idiot, I would be beyond enraged....thankfully that did not happen.

janet f (29)
Monday September 24, 2012, 8:29 pm
Asshole. He could have gotten that tiger killed.

reft h (66)
Monday September 24, 2012, 10:48 pm
a mental health condition for sure. He may be off his meds, or he may need to be on some. He's living in a dream world. A lost soul. I hope he gets the help he needs in a safe place.

Cindy B (61)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 12:15 am
I, also, would love to be "one" with a tiger. But probably not like that, lol.

Seriously, though, it wouldn't be bad at all to be a tiger's dinner if the tiger was starving and I was already expired. Couldn't think of a nobler way to be disposed of. And cheap, too! The final "multi-task."
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