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Mauled NY man: I wanted to be one with the tiger
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 22, 2012 | TOM HAYS

Posted on 09/22/2012 11:24:58 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man who was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo is facing arrest after telling investigators he wanted "to be one" with the 400-pound beast, police said Saturday.

David Villalobos also claimed that despite his serious injuries, he was able to pet the tiger before zookeepers came to his rescue, said New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bronxzoo; darwinaward; tiger
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1 posted on 09/22/2012 11:25:00 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He almost became one with that tiger, inside its stomach!


2 posted on 09/22/2012 11:26:20 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Laugh....if the guy lives, he’s got an automatic case for SSDI or SSI, based on whether the nut job ever had a job that contributed to SS or not. You’re looking at $2500/month for mental and/or physical disability....a tough way to circumvent the process but the gravy train rolls on thereafter...


3 posted on 09/22/2012 11:27:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

Darwin Award ping. :)


4 posted on 09/22/2012 11:27:37 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And that, folks, is the prime product of our fine modern education and indoctrination system.
He thought the Disney movies were documentaries.


5 posted on 09/22/2012 11:27:44 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: EveningStar

He didn’t die,so he can’t get the award.. Honorabel mention though.


6 posted on 09/22/2012 11:28:42 AM PDT by scbison
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I wanted to be one with the tiger”

Idiot. If they hadn’t of gotten you out of there, after about 24 hours, you would have been a “pile from the tiger”.


7 posted on 09/22/2012 11:29:04 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
At the Bronx Zoo...pussy eats you?
8 posted on 09/22/2012 11:29:13 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD kitty! Mauling is not cool.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like the tiger shared his ‘feelings’.


9 posted on 09/22/2012 11:30:04 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: scbison

I know. :)


10 posted on 09/22/2012 11:30:27 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Attempted Darwin Award anyways


11 posted on 09/22/2012 11:30:45 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
For his next act he can go commune with some grizzly bears.
12 posted on 09/22/2012 11:30:45 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How’s that New Age Spiritualism/Easter Mysticism working out for you?


13 posted on 09/22/2012 11:32:05 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Since his name is Villalobos, maybe he should have tried the wolf pen instead.


14 posted on 09/22/2012 11:35:55 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry pal, it can’t happen. Even if you get eaten by the tiger, he will crap you out. You will be one with the pooper scooper, which would probably lend meaning to your existence.


15 posted on 09/22/2012 11:38:30 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The guys is stupid...but how stupid is the zoo for this setup? From the article:

The mauling happened Friday afternoon in the Wild Asia exhibit featuring a train with open sides that takes visitors over the Bronx River and through a forest, where they glide along the top edge of a fence past elephants, deer and a tiger enclosure.

Passengers aren't strapped in on the ride, and Villalobos apparently jumped out of his train car with a leap powerful enough to clear the 16-foot-high perimeter fence.

So they have a train with OPEN sides where passengers AREN'T strapped in? And it goes at least 16 feet in the air...did they think that nobody would ever try to jump from it? How about kids falling to the ground?

16 posted on 09/22/2012 11:42:44 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Free ThinkerNY

liberal mentality much like what thier trying with thier muzzie friends while trying to convince us.


17 posted on 09/22/2012 11:42:47 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did anyone bother to ask him if he voted for Obama in 08?


18 posted on 09/22/2012 11:46:00 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: scbison

“He didn’t die,so he can’t get the award.. Honorabel mention though.”

The Darwin Award does not require the awardee to die, merely be rendered incapable of reproduction. So, if he had lost the family jewels, he would still have been a contender. Usually winners in this category are drunks who absent-mindedly piss on the third rail.


19 posted on 09/22/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To quote my father - Stupid SHOULD hurt


20 posted on 09/22/2012 11:49:01 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I wanted to be one with the tiger
Buddhist monk walks up to a hot dog stand and says, "Make me one with everything."
21 posted on 09/22/2012 11:53:17 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: PLMerite
The Darwin Award does not require the awardee to die, merely be rendered incapable of reproduction. So, if he had lost the family jewels, he would still have been a contender. Usually winners in this category are drunks who absent-mindedly piss on the third rail.

Or gangbangers who put guns down the fronts of their pants.

22 posted on 09/22/2012 11:59:20 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Crucial
LOL! Right you are! The only way to become "one" with a tiger is for the tiger to eat you, which they will be glad to do, btw. This is right up there with the two geniuses who decided to taunt a tiger at the SF zoo a few years back and the thing vaulted over the enclosure fence and hunted them down. I believe one of those boys was killed. Still, dumb thing to do.

Tigers are beautiful. Tigers are deadly.

This reminds me of an incident at a zoo up in Alaska someplace. It was at least a decade ago, probably longer; but, some tourist decided to get "closer" to the polar bear and climbed over the fence. Well, the polar bear got real close, to the point where he got the guys shoe. There is a picture of the bear with the shoe dangling from his mouth. I had a friend at the time who's husband worked in Alaska (he was a doctor) and she had bought a sweatshirt with that photo on it and the caption: "Send more tourists, the last one got away."

Some people just don't think about consequences before they act.

23 posted on 09/22/2012 12:01:38 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Darksheare
He thought the Disney movies were documentaries.

What? You're telling me they're NOT? [shock]

24 posted on 09/22/2012 12:02:18 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


25 posted on 09/22/2012 12:02:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another near tragedy at the Zoo many years ago when a family visiting from Prague didn’t notice that their little boy had managed to get inside the Bengal Tiger Cage, by the time the staff got into the cage, the boy was missing, and the food that had been left for the two tigers (one the father, the other the mother) had been untouched.

A couple of tranquilizer darts and they took both tigers to the hospital, explaining to the surgical team what had happened and that they were afraid the little boy was running out of time, but they didn’t know which tiger to operate on, and if they chose the wrong tiger, it would be a fatal mistake.

The surgeon without hesitation said “the boy is in the father tiger, open him up!” and the team swiftly made a large incision and lo and behold there was the little boy, unconscious but alive.

The other doctors and the zoo officials were amazed and said “HOW did you know which tiger to operate on?”

The surgeon said “after 20 years as a doctor, I can assure you that the Czech is always in the male”.

:)


26 posted on 09/22/2012 12:03:03 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Kyon face palm
27 posted on 09/22/2012 12:05:36 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: DouglasKC
It would be easier to simply ask each passenger his party affiliation. Republicans they ignore, Democrats they handcuff to the ride as a flight risk.

Stupid does as Stupid is. Democrat + tiger = tiger poo...

28 posted on 09/22/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT by jonascord (Democrats are the people on the Left Side of the Bell Curve)
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To: Gaffer

I had the same thought...the number of individuals awarded SSDI or SSI has skyrocketed under Obama. Thousands of baby boomers who worked for 40 years suddenly find themselves out of a job, and voila, they “discover” a disability to boost their monthly check.

And sadly, it’s not just people bilking social security. Drudge has a link to a story that one in five female vets of Iraq and Afghanistan has been diagnosed with PTSD. Obviously, that total includes a number of women who are genuinely suffering from post-traumatic stress, but it also includes women who are trying to jump onto the gravy train.

Of course, men are guilty, too. Lots of rear echelon support types who never came close to combat (or a stressful situation) who are filing claims and receiving benefits.

Meanwhile, their claims clog the system and that delays decisions for thousands of vets who are actually suffering from PTSD and deserve their benefits. The VA is an absolute mess, in many respects. The Post 9-11 GI Bill, for example, has become a $15 billion a year boondoggle, with an 88% drop-out rate among vets who become full-time students.


29 posted on 09/22/2012 12:13:54 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: mkjessup
"...after 20 years as a doctor, I can assure you that the Czech is always in the male”..."

And I'll bet you aren't the least ashamed.

BAD conservative! Next time, do it on the paper...

30 posted on 09/22/2012 12:16:14 PM PDT by jonascord (Democrats are the people on the Left Side of the Bell Curve)
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To: DouglasKC

You can’t make everything 100% stupid proof. We don’t have enough money, and when you do you end up with 4 hour long lines and the TSA searching grandma’s colostomy bag in the wheelchair.

“I just need to check up your @sshole.” /TSA


31 posted on 09/22/2012 12:20:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Reporter: Tell us Mr. Tiger, what does David Villalobos taste like?

Tiger: Yummy!!

32 posted on 09/22/2012 12:29:02 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: moose07

[Evil glee]

No.
They are not.

{Gleefully destroying faith in humanity one mind at a time.]
/ bad joke.
;-)


33 posted on 09/22/2012 12:29:09 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Gaffer
You’re looking at $2500/month

Are you bleepin' kidding? That's more than some working stiffs bring home.

34 posted on 09/22/2012 12:32:18 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Darksheare
Gleefully destroying faith in humanity one mind at a time

Don't worry, mine was ruined years ago. [Snigger] :)

35 posted on 09/22/2012 12:34:23 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: bgill; Gaffer

Afraid not.
It’s a low figure too.
Know a guy who gets $1000 disability per hand.
So he gets $2000 for his hands plus some other unspecified amount beyond that.


36 posted on 09/22/2012 12:35:28 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: jonascord
"...after 20 years as a doctor, I can assure you that the Czech is always in the male”..."
And I'll bet you aren't the least ashamed.
BAD conservative! Next time, do it on the paper...



37 posted on 09/22/2012 12:37:46 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: moose07

Probably just the coffee.


38 posted on 09/22/2012 12:41:56 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: MasterGunner01

Reporter: Tell us Mr. Tiger, what does David Villalobos taste like?

Tiger: David Villalobos? WTF?? David Villalobos, is that who it was? My bad. I thought that was Charlie Sheen


39 posted on 09/22/2012 12:42:29 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: bgill

+ food stamps, free housing, free medical care, etc.


40 posted on 09/22/2012 1:13:26 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Next time try a cougar.


41 posted on 09/22/2012 1:14:38 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's the eye of the tiger! It's the thrill of the fight!
Risin' up to the challenge Of our rival!
42 posted on 09/22/2012 1:25:10 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Serendipitously, the tiger also wanted to be one with the man.


43 posted on 09/22/2012 1:27:35 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Wiser now

And was about to spill his guts.


44 posted on 09/22/2012 1:38:54 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Darksheare

Maybe for you. My SS STATEMENT said a little over 2400.
If I were disabled right now.


45 posted on 09/22/2012 1:51:34 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 9YearLurker

Ewwww.


46 posted on 09/22/2012 2:04:26 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Covenantor

Lawyer: “Mr. Tiger, did you know Mr. Villalobos?
.
Tiger: “Know him? He was delicious!”


47 posted on 09/22/2012 2:05:24 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Gaffer

Not me.
Guy I know across the river in Matamoras PA.
Nuts stuff actually.


48 posted on 09/22/2012 2:15:58 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

NAPL!


49 posted on 09/22/2012 2:20:20 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: Darksheare

Dunno. I only can say what that yearly SS uPdate says.
Full retirement is a bit more but not much. Maybe it’s based on
Earnings and payments. I’ve paid the maxImum for as long as I remember.


50 posted on 09/22/2012 2:32:35 PM PDT by Gaffer
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