Target: Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson
Goal: Charge under the full extent of the law the woman who allegedly broke into a Nebraska Zoo when she was intoxicated to try and pet a tiger and got bit.
A woman who police say showed “signs of intoxication by alcohol and/or drugs” allegedly broke into Omaha’s Henry Dooly Zoo to pet a tiger and was bitten by the creature. Police say Jacqueline Eide, 33, suffered severe trauma to her left hand.
Once in the hospital, Eide was allegedly being aggressive toward staff and seemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The zoo said that tiger involved was the 18-year-old Malayan tiger named Mai.
This woman is extremely lucky that something worse did not happen thanks to her incredibly reckless actions. If she had been more seriously injured or even killed, officials could have been forced to put the tiger down. She also could have caused immediate harm to Mai or one of the other tigers.
Eide must truly learn her lesson and a message must be sent to show how this kind of dangerous behavior will be dealt with. Urge officials to charge Eide under the full extent of the law for allegedly endangering herself and this innocent creature.
Dear Attorney General Peterson,
Jacqueline Eide was allegedly under the influence of drugs or alcohol when she broke into Omaha’s Henry Dooly Zoo to pet a tiger and was bitten by the innocent creature. To make matters worse, Eide was allegedly aggressive towards hospital staff who were trying to treat her after the incident.
Eide’s dangerous actions are horrifying. If she had been more seriously harmed or killed by the tiger, this innocent animal may have had to be euthanized as some kind of unfair punishment, or Eide could have caused immediate harm to the tigers in the zoo habitat.
I urge you to charge Eide under the full extent of the law for her allegedly negligent actions and endangering herself and this innocent creature.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Dave Stokes