More legal trouble for woman bitten by tiger

Posted at 4:11 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 17:11:16-05

The woman accused of breaking into the zoo to pet a tiger which ended up biting her on Halloween night is facing more legal trouble.

Omaha Interim City Prosecutor Thomas Mumgaard filed three different misdemeanor charges against 33-year-old Jacqueline Eide.

She faces one count each for trespassing, contributing to the delinquency of a child and criminal mischief, according to online court records.

Officials accuse Eide of causing between $1,500 and $5,000 in property damage at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Omaha Police said she broke into the zoo and was bitten by a tiger after reaching into its cage. A juvenile with her was also later cited for trespassing, according to police.

Eide posted, and then removed, a statement on Facebook calling media reports “extremely exaggerated.”

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Investigators said the incident was not captured on surveillance cameras. Zoo officials said in a statement immediately following the incident they would be adding more cameras and lighting around zoo grounds.