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Man arrested after entering Mike's habitat

6 years 4 months 1 week ago Sunday, September 13 2015 Sep 13, 2015 September 13, 2015 10:47 AM September 13, 2015 in News
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 21-year-old man is accused of climbing a security fence and entering a secure area behind Mike VI's habitat on the Louisiana State University campus around the time of the Sept. 5 LSU-McNeese St. football game.

The live tiger was then at the football stadium, making a pregame appearance.

LSU police arrested Trent Paul Boudreaux, 21, of Cut Off, on criminal trespassing after security cameras confirmed a man inside a security fence.

University spokesman Ernie Ballard says Boudreaux scaled a fence about 8 feet high and damaged it. Boudreaux also was cited with simple criminal damage, but was not jailed.

Ballard says Boudreaux would have had to cross another barrier to enter the animal's habitat.

LSU Police Capt. Cory Lalonde says Boudreaux isn't an LSU student.

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