Houston residents watched in disbelief Sunday night after spotting a massive tiger having a casual stroll around their neighborhood. Videos from the scene show people cowering in their homes while filming the big cat prowling their suburban street, with one woman saying: “There is a freaking Bengal tiger roaming in this yard and this dude needs to be careful... Holy cow, holy cow, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!” A second video, seemingly shot after the tiger’s owner arrived at the scene, features one man screaming: “Get the fuck back inside! Fuck you and your fucking tiger!” According to the Houston Chronicle, police confirmed that they received calls from residents who complained about a tiger walking around and “looking aggressive.”
The tiger’s owner, who witnesses say whisked the big cat away in a white Jeep Cherokee after the incident was caught on film, has been identified by officials as Victor Hugo Cuevas, 26, who is out on bond for a 2017 homicide case, where he allegedly shot a man outside of a sushi restaurant. Police say that Cuevas may also be linked to a 2019 incident where a tiger was found in a cage inside an abandoned home. There are no reports of any injuries to human beings or oversized felines. Officials say Cuevas now faces an evading arrest charge, and that his bond on the homicide charge will be revoked.