Published May 11, 2021 at 3:10 p.m. Author: Staff
There's a "cat-astrophe" in Houston, Texas, as a Bengal tiger remains at large. The big cat, who allegedly lived with 28-year-old Victor Hugo Cuevas, was spotted roaming a West Houston neighborhood on Mother's Day; the police were attempting to arrest Cuevas when he put the exotic cat into a Jeep and drove away.
Houston Police Department Commander Ron Borza told ABC News:
“The owner put the tiger in a white SUV and drove off from the scene, there was a brief pursuit, and the man got away with the tiger.”
The Houston Police Department later Tweeted that Cuevas had been arrested, but the tiger remained at large.
The authorities have promised to find a safe haven for the big cat when and if he is found, stating,
"We have plenty of places we can take that tiger, keep it safe and give it a home for the rest of his life."