Man Attempts to Tresspass and Jump into a Tiger Cage

Man Attempts to Tresspass and Jump into a Tiger Cage

Jamie Hamilton, Contributor

Imagine you and your family spend some quality time together. After debating on what to do, you guys settle on taking a nice, relaxing trip to the zoo. Sightseeing animals and touring different habitats is just what you need to take your mind off of annoying responsibilities. Just as you turn the corner, expecting to see the tigers lay in the sun, you see a man in the cage instead.

This weird event almost came true as on this past monday, the Franklin Park Zoo’s tiger cage tried to get broken into in broad daylight. The man who attempted to commit this strange and dangerous crime goes by the name of Matthew Abraham. The 24 year old had visited the park and decided to try to climb into the enclosure at around 8:45 am. “I was there as a spectator of the zoo,” Abraham said. Although his day had started out as that, clearly his role of a mere spectator wasn’t enough to satisfy his tourist needs. Later in his visit Abraham then climbed fence after fence attempting at getting into the cage. 

Abraham was caught by the zoo workers and taken to authorities. After passing a mental health evaluation that proposed him sane, he refused any further mental help. Although he passed the assessment, worries about his mental health still flew around.

Attempting to break and enter wasn’t something he necessarily was thinking about when trying to get a close up look at the animals. Abraham explained that he simply got locked in, as the gates just happened to already be open. The gates then closed behind him so he did not think that he was committing a crime. “I didn’t realize I was trespassing,” Abraham clarified, “I thought I was just going to view the exhibit.” He later admits that he never paid admission into the zoo. 

Abraham stated that his initial interest in tigers came from his college life. Majoring in biology, his fascination for animals has always been prominent in his life. Seeing a tiger up close would just be even more thrilling to him rather than from far away.

Thankfully, none of the people or animals involved in this crazy situation were injured. The expectations of one man and a tiger being trapped together are low but the tiger did not get aggressive. Instead of attacking Abraham, the tiger merely growled and minded its own business.

 However, that doesn’t mean Abraham didn’t feel the adrenaline of being so close to a real-life tiger. When being interviewed by news outlet WCVB, he told them that, “They say the eye of the tiger is the most dangerous thing you’ll ever see in your whole life.” The animal’s endearing and chilling energy was enough to allure Abraham. However, no matter how enticing and captivating the tiger’s eye was, Abraham was still charged with his actions. 

With trespassing and disorderly conduct now under his belt, Abraham confesses that he wouldn’t try to do something like this again. 

Sources;

https:// nypost.com/2022/02/22/student-allegedly-tried-to-bust-into-tiger-cage-at-boston-zoo/

https:// www.nbcboston.com/news/local/man-accused-of-trying-to-break-into-tiger-enclosure-at-franklin-park-zoo-due-in-court/2651219/

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