Friday, January 18, 2008
CNN is reporting a series of allegations about the victims of the Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo. If true, the allegations undermine a potential physical injury suit against the zoo, and seriously undermine a threatened defamation suit. According to CNN, one of the surviving victims told the father of the deceased victim that all three victims yelled and waved at the tiger. One of the victims allegedly yelled and waved from on top of a railing of the big cat enclosure. However, the victims deny they threw anything into the tiger's pen. CNN also reports an allegation that toxicology results indicate all three victims had both alcohol and marijuana in their systems at the time of the incident. The story is here.