Arkansas Judge Attacked by Dad's Zebra

He suffered eye, arm injuries in exotic-pet attack
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2015 12:31 AM CDT
Arkansas Judge Attacked by Dad's Zebra
A zebra eyes visitors at a zoo in Chisinau, Moldova.   (AP Photo/John McConnico)

A judge is in a hospital intensive care unit after what is almost certainly the first judicial zebra attack in the history of Arkansas. White County District Judge Mark Derrick was hospitalized in serious condition Sunday night after suffering eye and arm injuries from being attacked by the zebra, which is owned by his father, and was still in the hospital yesterday afternoon, KATV reports. It's not clear why the Derrick family has a zebra, NBC reports, but police say it's legally owned and they're not getting involved. (A zebra and his drunken owner were refused service in an Iowa bar.)

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