- Associated Press - Sunday, November 1, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A 33-year-old woman is recovering from a severe hand injury after police say she broke into the Omaha Zoo to pet a tiger.

Police said officers were called to Creighton University Medical Center around 7:20 a.m. Sunday after the woman showed up with the hand injury

Officer James Shade says the woman acted aggressively and appeared to be intoxicated.

Police determined that the woman snuck into the zoo to try to pet a tiger. She was bitten when she reached into the animal’s cage.

The woman was ticketed on suspicion of trespassing while she was being treated at the hospital Sunday.

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