TOWING THE LION
A Pakistani man who took his pet lion out for a drive in Karachi was busted after video of the ride went viral online. The clip shows a lion on a leash lounging in the back of a pickup on a busy street. Police said businessman Saqlain Javed, who was arrested Wednesday and freed on bail, is licensed to run a personal zoo but not allowed to transport the animal in city streets. He claimed to be going home after a visit to a vet, cops said. Keeping wild cats as pets is not uncommon in Pakistan, where businessmen are known to operate private zoos and parade the animals in public.