Cops: Drunk Woman Has Close Call in Zoo Pen
Taken to hospital 'extremely intoxicated'
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2013 6:51 AM CST
Visitors pass the empty cages outside the feline exhibit at the Denver Zoo in east Denver, in this Feb. 25, 2007, file photo.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – A woman nearly got the shock of her life last night after wandering drunk into the elephant pen at the Denver Zoo. But rather than have a nasty encounter with the animals, she simply sat down ... next to electrical wires, police tweeted. Police responded to reports of an electrocution, but later confirmed the woman escaped a shock. She was taken to hospital, however, "because she was extremely intoxicated," KUSA-TV notes. The zoo had been hosting its annual holiday Zoo Lights event when the woman was found disoriented; no animals were actually in the pen at the time, security officials said.