Zoo pet­ter charged

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

OHIO zoo of­fi­cials say they are press­ing charges against a man who jumped a fence to pet cougars, then posted his video on YouTube. The Colum­bus Zoo and Aquar­ium says the Delaware County Sher­iff’s of­fice has charged a sus­pect with a mis­de­meanour count of tres­pass­ing. Sher­iff’s spokes­woman Tracy Whited says 35- year- old Joshua Newell was served with a sum­mons. The video shows an outer fence be­ing jumped, then two cougars be­ing pet­ted through another fence as a voice says, “kitty, kitty”.

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