Woman suffers severe hand injury after breaking into zoo, trying to pet tiger

A woman was hospitalized early Sunday after she sneaked into Omaha's zoo and attempted to pet a tiger, authorities said.

Police told the Omaha World-Herald, 33-year-old Jacqueline Eide was being treated at Creighton University Medical Center for a bite on her left hand. The paper reported that police didn't learn about what Eide had done until they were called to the hospital to handle a disturbance involving Eide.

Authorities said Eide was acting aggressively toward hospital staff and showed signs of intoxication. Police cited Eide on suspicion of criminal trespass.

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