Florida Man Arrested For Trying To Release Zoo Animals


by WCCB Charlotte

BONITA SPRINGS,FL--Reports say a Florida man was arrested after he broke into a zoo and attempted to release all the animals.

Police say Steven Trew broke into Everglades Wonder Gardens and cut the locks on most of the cages in the zoo.

Reports say when a zoo employee, Jack Wollman, arrived to work Monday, he noticed some of the animals were out of their cages.

After a further search of the grounds, Wollman says he saw a man by the barn area of the zoo, he chased the suspect who was later identified as Trew and detained him until police arrived.

None of the dangerous animals were said to have escaped during the incident but reports say Trew admitted to being drunk and that he was angry the zoo was going to be closing on April 21.

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