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Suspected Murderer Accused Of Leading Police On High-Speed Chase With Tiger

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Suspected Murderer Accused Of Leading Police On High-Speed Chase With Tiger

A man suspected of murder in the US is alleged to have led police on a high-speed chase with a tiger in tow. Watch here:

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On Sunday, officers were called to a home in Houston after reports that a tiger was prowling about on the lawn.

Police Commander Ron Borza said the owner 'put the tiger in a white SUV and drove off'.

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"There was a brief pursuit, and the man got away with the tiger," he added.

Victor Hugo Cuevas was subsequently arrested at his parents' house and charged with felony evading arrest.

The 26-year-old was out on bond for a murder charge in Fort Bend County. He is now being held in custody and authorities plan to revoke his bond for the 2017 murder charge.

The whereabouts of the tiger is still not known.

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Cuevas' attorney, Michael Elliott, said his client is not the owner of the tiger and did not evade police.

Speaking to NBC, he said: "They're trying to connect the dots and say that because he's the one who caught it, he must be the one who owns it and who is responsible for it.

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"Everybody wants to find the tiger. We want to find the tiger, we want to help."

Speaking prior to his arrest on Monday, Commander Borza said: "My main concern is focusing on finding him and finding the tiger. What I don't want him to do is harm the tiger. We have plenty of places we can take that tiger and keep it safe, and give it a home for the rest of its life.

"A lot of time, people get desperate and do silly things. We want to get him and get the tiger to a safe place."

The search for the tiger continues.

Featured Image Credit: KHOU

Topics: Police, Tiger, US News, crime, Animals

Jake Massey
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