But where’s the tiger? Man who fled with tiger arrested, charged with evading arrest, attorney says

Where is the tiger? Suspect charged with evading arrest
Where is the tiger? Suspect charged with evading arrest

HOUSTON – The man who was seen fleeing with a tiger in a west Houston neighborhood was arrested at his parents’ house in Richmond Monday evening, according to his attorney.

Victor Hugo Cuevas was charged with felony evading arrest after authorities said he captured a tiger who was caught prowling around the front yard of a home in the Fleetwood subdivision on Ivy Wall Drive.

Police said Cuevas fled the scene with the tiger in a Jeep Cherokee, leading police on a short police chase before officers lost sight of him.

Read the initial KPRC 2 tiger in Houston report.

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Cuevas’ lawyer, Michael Elliott, told KPRC 2 that his client had planned on surrendering at the Harris County Jail Monday evening, but was arrested shortly before in the 24300 block of Bella Veneza Drive.


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