Guy Walks Into a Bar —With a Tiger

But it's cool because it was on a leash, right?
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Feb 27, 2014 9:29 AM CST

(Newser) – Much as the headline might sound like the beginning of a bad joke, it's reality: A man in the Chicago suburbs brought a tiger into a bar earlier this month. On a leash, of course, but police still charged John Basile with disorderly conduct and other misdemeanors. Basile owns Big Run Wolf Ranch, a nearby nonprofit that's home to wolves, bears, and more and holds events so the public can interact with the animals. But we're guessing nobody thought they'd interact with Basile's tiger at a local pub. And it apparently wasn't the first time: Basile reportedly brought the tiger into the bar a few months ago and it bit a woman, but she didn't report the incident.

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